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Greater Athens Area Best Home Improvement

Greater Athens Area Best Home Improvements

Potential Remodel Options for Future Resale (data via KW)

Sure, you can spend a lot on something purely for the personal pleasure of having it—like that outdoor Jacuzzi under the attached gazebo—or you can go the practical route and make an improvement that will increase your home’s market value. If you’re looking to improve the appearance of your home for resale, or you just want an updated look for your own enjoyment, consider a few things before beginning any costly project.

It may not sound very exciting, but it’s the basic improvements you make to your home that may have the greatest return on its value: a beautiful new bathroom won’t make up for a leaky roof.

Below are some examples of a few improvements that usually pay off—and some that rarely make a difference (no matter how much you paid for them) when it comes time to sell your home.

“…it’s the basic improvements you make to your home that may have the greatest return…”
Best Potential for Resale:
If you’re planning to sell your home in a year or two, a fresh coat of a neutral-toned paint could make the sale easier. A professional exterior paint job may also recoup close to 75% of its cost. Let’s face it— we all like things fresh-looking.
With just a few basic improvements, your kitchen can practically pay you back with interest! New paint, wallpaper and flooring are always appreciated. Replacing old cabinet hardware is a low-cost improvement that makes a big difference in appearance, according to the Remodeling magazine.
Don’t expect your money back:
Swimming Pool
In a word-don’t! Unless you’re putting it in for you and your family to enjoy, it’s commonly agreed that a swimming pool has no resale value at all.
Picture-Prefect Gardens
If the potential buyer is not horticulturally inclined, chances are your floral handiwork won’t add to the offering price. The same can be said for expensive fences and stone walls-they look nice, but buyers don’t pay up for them.


Call me today or submit a request for contact if you’re thinking of remodeling your home. I have an extensive network of experienced professionals that I would love to put you in touch with if you’d like. I will also show you how much your home is worth in today’s market, before and after the renovations.

If anyone you know requires real estate advice, please share my contact information with them.

14 Ways the JWA Works to Sell Your Home

14 Ways the JWA Works to Sell Your Home

Customized Plans for your greater Athens area home

Effective advertising and marketing are essential when selling your home. From descriptive, colorful ads to internet options, our marketing team is able to attract potential buyers and agents.  We know that every home is unique. We would not use the same marketing plan for a 1930’s bungalow as we would for an Oconee estate. After viewing your home we will create a custom marketing plan for your property. Below you will find just a few marketing steps we take on our properties in the greater Athens area. Ready to talk more about what Jennifer Westmoreland & Associates can do for you? Give us a call, or submit a request for contact today!

  1. Price your home strategically so you’re competitive with the current market and price trends.
  2. Stage your home to cast a positive light on the features most important to buyers: uncluttered rooms and closets, fresh paint and terrific curb appeal.
  3. Place “for sale” signage and complete with property fliers easily accessible to drive-by prospects.
  4. In addition to “for sale” sign we place a text rider which provide free recorded information about your home 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Where each caller’s inquiry will be followed up with a personal phone call.
  5. Distribute custom “just listed” notices to over 600 area agents.
  6. Optimize your home’s Internet presence by posting information in the Keller Williams Listing System (KWLS), as well as local and global MLS systems including plenty of photographs and a description of your property.
  7. Produce a video tour of your home, placing it on multiple websites to attract both local and out-of-town buyers.
  8. Target our marketing to active real estate agents who specialize in selling homes in your neighborhood.
  9. Advertise your home with email campaigns and social media such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google Plus and YouTube.
  10. Target active buyers and investors in our database who are looking for homes in your price range and area.
  11. Provide you with weekly updates detailing our marketing efforts, including comments from the prospective buyers and agents who have visited your home.
  12. Use Google Adwords to promote your listings on search engines and websites.
  13. We pay real estate websites so your property shows higher on search results.
  14. Home Packets are left at your property with a buyer flyer, disclosures and other important information.