Part 6 | Guide to Selling Your Home by Real Atlanta

If you’ve been keeping up with the Real Atlanta Guide to Selling Your Home, it’s time for Part 6 – Settlement.

You’ve accepted an offer. Congratulations! Now the REAL work begins. Your Realtor© will give you a list of “Important Dates” which will list out the ending date of every contingency and due dates for various agreed upon items.  Some of the terms may be unfamiliar to you. If you’re like most people, anything unfamiliar can induce anxiety – especially during a large financial transaction. That’s ok – once you familiarize yourself with the terminology, you’ll feel more prepared and confident! Dig in to this week’s installment and you’ll be a little better prepared to sell your house!

By the way, if you are an Atlanta homeowner and you’re interested in learning more about the value of your home or what it would take to get your home ready for market, give me a call 404.564.2609. If you prefer to do a little more research on your own, I send out monthly emails that include information such as: the best home improvement investments, what you need to know before selling your home, the current state of the Atlanta Real Estate Market and more. If you’d like to sign up for that send me an email at with the subject line: Homeowners News and I will add you to the list!

Without further ado, I present Part 6 – Guide to Selling Your Home by Real Atlanta

Step 6 - Guide to Selling Your Home by Real Atlanta

Part 5 | Step by Step Guide to Selling Your Home by REAL ATLANTA Infographic

Part 5 | Step-By-Step Guide to Selling Your Home

Congratulations! You’ve gotten through steps 1-4. You’ve made repairs and decluttered your home. You’ve employed the help of a home stager and you’ve chosen a Realtor©. With the help of your Realtor©, your home has been marketed for the best exposure and Buyers have viewed your home. Now you have an offer or maybe even multiple offers. What do you do now? You NEGOTIATE!

So you need to catch up? No problem! You can find the previous installations in this seven part series here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4.

Caught up? Good! See below for Part 5 Continue reading

Part 4 | Step-by-Step Guide To Selling Your Home by Real Atlanta Infographic

Step 4 – Marketing For Maximum Exposure | A Step-by-Step Guide by REAL ATLANTA

Today we move on to Step 4 of the Step-By-Step Guide to Selling Your Home. If you’re just catching up, this is the fourth in a seven part series breaking down the overwhelming process of selling your home into bite-sized bits. You can find previous installations here: Step 1, Step 2, & Step 3.

This week the focus is on marketing your home for maximum exposure. You and your Realtor© will partner together to form a plan and each of you will have work to do. Check out the infographic below to find out what is involved.  Be sure to leave your questions and comments for me after you look it over! Continue reading

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Seller’s Guide To Home Inspection

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How a Home Inspection Works

Once your home goes under contract, you’ve entered a process distinguished by a series of dates and deadlines. One element of the purchase process that tends to create a level of anxiety in Sellers is the home inspection  At this point, your home has been on the market and you’ve had to deal with potential Buyers and real estate agents viewing, evaluating, and picking apart your home.  Once the contract is signed, you will likely be facing the most intense scrutiny of all, the Home Inspection. Continue reading

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Want to sell fast? Staging is key!

More great tips on Staging your home to sell.

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The secret to selling a home fast? Home staging

Real estate agents share best tips


Simply listing a home is not always enough to get prospective buyers to fall in love with it. Instead, real estate agents and sellers are turning to home staging in order to help a house feel like a home.

A feature in Entrepreneur magazine describes home staging as an interior designer “editing” and rearranging a seller’s furnishings, or bringing in better items, to help prospective buyers imagine the best possible version of the property.

“If a seller puts up pictures of a vacant home, or it looks cluttered or terrible, and you put that next to a staged home, at the end of the day the staged home will get more attention, more buyer leads and more money,” Linda Saavedra, with Showhomes franchise in Tampa…

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