Donna Yates, Move 2 North FIRST IMPRESSIONS - Spruce Up Your North Georgia Mountain Home

FIRST IMPRESSIONS - Spruce Up Your North Georgia Mountain Home

Get an advantage right up front when selling your home by making sure first impressions are pleasant and memorable.  Think about how your home strikes someone when first opening the door!  Is it WOW  or POW?Visit homebuying and selling 

Below are some tips on how to prepare your home for sale:

General Maintenance

  • Clean gutters
  • Oil squeaky doors
  • Clean windows inside and out
  • Tighten door knobs

Neat and Clean

  • Remove spider webs
  • Clean appliances
  • Shampoo Carpets
  • Clean furnace
  • Clean light fixtures and ceiling fans

First Impressions

  • Keep yard mowed
  • Functional doorbell
  • Pots with flowers at front door
  • Make up beds
  • Clean and neat entrance - make it cheerful, warm and welcoming
  • Organize closets
  • Remove clutter from countertops

Curb Appeal

  • Mow grass
  • Weed eat
  • Remove debris and litter
  • Clear walkways and driveways

Buying Atmosphere

  • Be absent during showings
  • Keep pets outdoors
  • Bake cookies, apple pie before showing
  • Add fresh flowers
  • Play easy, quiet music in background
  • Turn on all lights
  • Light fireplace

Create a Spacious Look

  • Organize closets
  • Arrange outdoor furniture
  • Clear clutter from countertops
  • Clear stairs and halls
  • Organize garage
  • Store excess furniture
  • Arrange furniture for best traffic flow

About the Author
Donna Yates utilizes her corporate experience of 30 years combined with her Real Estate experience in order to help customers/clients with investment opportunities, second homes, vacation homes, meeting any real estate need. Donna contributes to several Web Blogs which focuses on the Blue Ridge Mountains, North Georgia Real Estate Market, as well as other topics important to North Georgia. View great mountain properties for sale.


Donna Yates
Associate Broker, GRI
706-633-0644 Mobile
Serving North Georgia Mountains and Metro
Metro Brokers - Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate
706-515-7500 Office







Comment balloon 1 commentDonna Yates • July 26 2007 04:01PM


Margaret Woda, Realtor MD - thankyou so much for your interest and taking time to share your knowledge and expertsie.  You are a treasure!  I appreciate your guidance. 
Posted by Donna Yates, Blue Ridge Mountains (BHGRE - Metro Brokers) over 11 years ago

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