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Discover ways to save money while getting inspired about the best home improvements for your Atlanta home.

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Are you thinking about selling your home in Atlanta or in the metro area? If yes, it's time to get moving and put your home on the market while the weather is nice and the summer heat still hasn't quite set in.  We realize this doesn't give you much time, but we are here to help you move swiftly and effectively and get your home listed in the "prime time". 

Before you list your home, take a moment and read these few easy suggestions to get your home sell-ready in no time. Just follow these simple guidelines, work with an experienced Atlanta agent, and sit back and watch as people clamor to get a look at your home. 

Slap on a coat of paint 

There is nothing like fresh paint on the walls to liven up a home. Paint over the darker and more daring

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If you are thinking about selling your home, try to imagine what it was like when you bought your first place. Buyers are looking to start a new chapter of their lives in your home, so making them feel comfortable—and ultimately selling them your home—requires a little maintenance.

Listed below is a checklist of home maintenance tips to prepare your home for sale and get it in top selling condition.

Freshen Up Your Home For Sale

Fresh paint – Apply a fresh base where needed, both inside and outside your home.

Yardwork – Your yard is the first impression people will get when looking at your home. Mow and edge your lawn regularly. Try to fix bare spots in your lawn by seeding them and watering them regularly. Remove and replace dead plants.

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In real estate, first impressions are important in creating a good relationship.

Similarly, curb appeal is the first thing that a potential home-buyers notice when looking for new homes. An un-mowed lawn, dead flowers, or even a bare yard are enough to dissuade potential buyers from putting in an offer.

According to studies by Virginia Tech, Michigan State University, and The Appraisal Institute, a well-landscaped yard can add between 5.5% and 15% to the property value of a home. When you break it down into dollar figures, the yard/landscaping has potential to add as much as $19,000 to a $150,000 home.

The Virginia Tech study surmised that three landscaping aspects affect the total value:

  • Design sophistication (42%)
  • Plant size (36%)
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improvements that increase the value of your homeIf you are currently in the process of selling your home, or plan on doing so in the near future, there are a few things that you can keep in mind in terms of home improvement that will go a long way toward increasing the value of your home. A lot of these improvements are intended to make your home more livable for one, but also much more attractive to a home buyer. Without further ado, let's get right into it! Here are 6 home improvement ideas that can help increase the value of your home, when you're ready to put it on the market.

6 - Landscaping: Whack Those Weeds

Home buyers are spending more time at home while on vacation, so they want to be able to have the yard become their own personal piece of paradise. A well thought out layout with

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Are you confused about whether to purchase an Atlanta home for sale with a Heat Pump or an A/C System? Home inspector Steven Sheldon has the answer!

atlanta homes for sale heat pumpWhen inspecting Atlanta homes for sale, I am often asked by the prospective buyer to elaborate on the differences between a heat pump and a straight A/C unit and which type of system is best. The answer is really one of personal preference. Once you understand the nature of each type of system, you can make an informed decision on which works best for you.

First, A/C units and heat pumps look very similar. Unlike a straight A/C system which only provides cool air in the hot summer months, a heat pump is designed as both an air conditioner in the summer and a heat source in the winter. Sounds good,

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