Monday, December 22, 2008

Never Underestimate the Impact of a Clean Home When Selling

A clean home, simply put, gives buyers the immediate impression that you take pride in homeownership. And that first impression is often the one that will sell your Atlanta home. Although your fireplace, swimming pool and master suite will help sell your home, it is often the smallest details that sellers overlook – yet buyers do not - when selling their home. Your clean Atlanta home speaks volumes about yourself as the seller and about the condition of your home. A buyer will likely equate your clean home to how well you care for your home, and that can mean a lot when it comes time to sell your home.

So, what should you be focusing on when it comes time to sell your Atlanta home?

The FloorA home's flooring is often ignored when it comes time for cleaning, yet often makes a big difference in a buyer's overall impression of a home. First things first: either rent a good carpet steam cleaner or pay a carpet cleaning company to thoroughly clean your carpets. Stained carpets are the easiest way to turn buyers off! Next, tackle the grout lines on your ceramic tile floors, and replace the grout if it is too dirty to clean. If your linoleum is sporting ground-in dirt, it may be time to replace it, as well. Your hardwood floors should be in immaculate condition. Gleaming hardwood floors are a huge selling point; scuffed, worn and damaged ones are not.

The Walls
Dirty, damaged walls might as well have large bulls-eyes drawn on them, as they are often immediately noticed the moment buyers walk into the room. Scrub down all your walls to remove stains, smudges or dirt marks. If the walls are too dirty, paint them! A can of paint and an afternoon of hard work will surely pay off in the long run.

The Windows
A buyer should marvel at your sprawling backyard when they look out the window, not dirt and grime. Now would be an excellent time to either clean the windows yourself – inside and out – or hire a window cleaning company to do it for you. Windows, including the window sills and runners, should be given immediate attention before listing your home for sale.

Kitchen Appliances
Your kitchen appliances, particularly if they are staying with the home, should be sparkling clean. Both the outside surface of the appliances, as well as the inside (yes, that means scrubbing out the oven and tackling the mess in the refrigerator) should be thoroughly cleaned.

The BathroomIt is a fact that home buyers will check every square inch of your Atlanta home, including the bathtub! Be prepared by scrubbing your bathroom from top to bottom in anticipation of a showing or open house.

Cleanliness is only one of the first steps that contributes to selling a home. Tina Fountain Realtors creates a customized strategy to sell each individual home. If you are interested in selling your metro Atlanta home, please visit for more information.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Atlanta - One of America's Best Cities to Live In!

According to a recent article by Forbes Magazine, Atlanta, Georgia is one of the best cities in the country to buy a home. There are many different contributing factors which have led us to be on such a prestigious rating. We definitely have a lot of activities and attractions. Just a few years ago, the world's biggest aquarium opened up which has brought in many tourists to boost the Atlanta Real Estate market. In 2008, Forbes rated Atlanta #6 on their list of Best Places for Businesses. Despite the down economy, Atlanta has a booming job market in a variety of fields, that has also helped the Atlanta Commercial Real Estate market. Atlanta is also a perfect place to raise a family. The public and private schools are top notch with awards and high test scores. Anyone could see why Atlanta has been ranked so high on Forbes list as one of the best cities in America to buy a home.

If you would like more information on buying a home in Atlanta, please visit or call us at 404.842.1555

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Atlanta Luxury Home Under Contract In 3 Weeks!!

Tina Fountain Realtors had the million dollar 4859 Lake Forrest Drive under contract in just 3 weeks after the listing date. The home was located in the prestigious Atlanta zip code 30342 at the Chastain Park subdivision. With the combination of multiple advertisements, graphics, relocation clients, and a dedicated staff, it's no wonder this home was sold so fast with Tina Fountain Realtors. If you are interested in listing your home or buying a home please visit for more information.

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