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The holiday season is officially upon us, and for sellers with a pressing need to move before year’s end, it can be more stressful than usual. The good news is that buyers at the holidays are often highly motivated, too, with their own important, timely reasons for purchasing at this time of year. Staging your home successfully can make all the difference. Remember, selling your home is about inviting others to imagine themselves in it.

  1. The number one rule of home staging is always to start with a deep cleaning. Make your home sparkle from top to bottom.
  2. Selling at the holidays can be a challenge for those who love to decorate, but it’s important to keep holiday décor to a minimum. Your treasured decorations can distract buyers and even make
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If you’ve just listed your home for sale and it’s your first time on this side of a sale, it can be hard to know just what to do to help the selling process go smoothly. But trust us, after more than 38 years in real estate, Peggy Slappey Properties knows that a helpful seller is the best ingredient to a quick, easy sale.

So, how can you as the seller help most?

  1. Leave! This is, perhaps, the most important rule of “Selling 101.” Real estate agents the world over will tell you that buyers are more comfortable and more able to picture themselves in the home when the current owners are nowhere in sight.  Although you might be tempted to stay to hear feedback, it’s better to clear out, giving shoppers the opportunity to peruse without the pressure
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Autumn is officially here, but home sales are still sizzling in Metro Atlanta. We are experiencing one of the best real estate markets the area has seen in more than a decade. As the summer draws to a close, schools re-open and businesses rebound from Covid-19 losses, demand for homes across suburban areas is high. That’s great news if you’ve been waiting for the right time to sell!

Homes Are Spending Less Time on the Market

Buyers are highly motivated right now. They know that choices are slim and when they fall in love with a home, they are acting quickly to make it their own.  Many PSP agents are reporting homes sold within hours of listing – not days or weeks. Of course, the average number of days on the market does vary according to

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It’s that time of year again, when kids across Metro Atlanta fill their backpacks, climb onto the school bus, and watch Mom and Dad dance a happy jig as they wave goodbye. The long summer vacation season has drawn to a close and families are settling in for the school year. Maybe the last thing on their minds is packing up and moving.

What happens to real estate sales when school starts?

In the short term, sales slow. There are fewer homes on the market already, since Spring is traditionally the hottest time to list, and there are fewer buyers looking because people are focused on settling into the new school-time routine. This lull, though, is quite short-lived. Sales typically see an uptick just after the Labor Day weekend – the unofficial

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Selling your home while living in it full-time with young kids can be challenging.   Whether you home school or you’re counting down the last days of summer break, kids tend to leave their mark. Cheerios under the couch, giant toy boxes in the living room, and messy kids’ bedrooms can indeed be turn-offs to buyers, so here are a few tips straight from real estate veterans who have seen it all:

Let Kids De-Clutter

Cleaning up and packing the clutter is the first step in any plan to sell a home, but with kids involved, it gets a little tricky.  A great way to avoid the tantrums caused by packing their favorite stuffed friends is to let them choose what stays and what gets packed and put into storage.  Explain that their things are not disappearing

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Every season brings unique challenges for home selling. In the winter, homes might appear darker than normal under dreary skies. In autumn, falling leaves mean a constant battle to keep up curb appeal. Spring means tons of competition in the market and the need to make your home stand out from the rest. Summer has its own challenges, with hot temps, fast-growing grass and foliage, and bright sunshine that illuminates every tiny flaw you’ve been ignoring. Summer 2019 officially starts on June 21st, so be ready for a quick home sale with these simple, trusted tips:

Fine-Tune Your Curb Appeal

It’s hot outside, Metro Atlanta, so step up your lawn care game to keep your home’s curb appeal in tip-top shape. Mow the lawn twice a week, keep it watered

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The real estate market in Metro Atlanta is sizzling this spring, and competition for homes in desirable areas is fierce. Homes that stand out from the competition are bringing in multiple offers, often over the asking price. Before photos are taken and your home is officially listed, follow a few simple staging tips to make it stand out from the rest.

Clear away the clutter.

Always the first step when a home is listed, clearing clutter can also be the most difficult. We grow accustomed to seeing those bookshelves bursting and drawers overstuffed. It can be hard to see your own home from an objective point of view. Try to step back and see each room as a stranger would. Assume buyers will open every cabinet and every drawer. Then, make them tidy.

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You’ve just placed your home for sale, hoping to capitalize on the traditionally busy spring real estate market. Congratulations! We know the decision to sell is a big one, and to make it easier, we’ve put together a few simple seller’s etiquette rules. How you treat prospective buyers – even if you never see them face-to-face – can have a big impact on how buyers see your property and their willingness to make an offer.

  1. LEAVE!  This is, perhaps, the most important rule of “Selling 101.” Real estate agents the world over will tell you that buyers are more comfortable and more able to picture themselves in the home when the current owners are nowhere in sight.  Although you might be tempted to stay to hear feedback, it’s better to clear out,
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Are You Ready to Sell? The decision to sell your home can be difficult.  You love your neighborhood, your kids’ school system, and the neighborhood pool, but you’re just too far away from work. That commute is killing you. Or maybe your family has grown and your lovely little house seems bursting at the seams with…people.  There are plenty of reasons to sell, but making the decision can be overwhelming without asking a few questions to put it in all perspective. 

  1. How healthy is your financial situation? Whether you are looking to move up or downsize, your credit score and savings are important factors. A PSP preferred lender can examine your finances as a whole and help you to determine your loan eligibility and what your monthly payments will
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With summer officially here, Metro Atlanta home sales are continuing to heat up. With inventory still low, new mortgage programs available, and plenty of buyers in the market, summer might be the best time to list your house this year. While other sellers wait for the spring market, you can gain the advantage with a summer listing.

Photography

With long, sunny days there is no reason not to let the natural light shine in listing photos. Summer photos are brilliant with light, which will grab buyers’ attention in those online listing services where every buyer starts their home search. Invest in professional photography to use the bright summer light to your best advantage.

Easier to Move

It’s no fun to move in sub-zero temperatures or in

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