Atlanta Buckhead Midtown - Special First Impression Critical to Sell

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Atlanta Buckhead Midtown -
Special First Impression Critical to Sell 

In Atlanta Buckhead Midtown and elsewhere,
a special First Impression is critical to sell a home.


When a prospective Buyer approaches the home, one small factor, such as the Swan with Ferns on a walk-way column, can make all the difference. That attention to detail indicates a well-maintained home and a dedicaton to preparation for the selling effort.

As a Seller, there is one aspect of attention to detail that no one else but you may achieve. What is that? We call it the 2/3 RULE. Everything stored in the house gets reduced by 2/3.

Everyone buying a home wants more storage space not less.

So, let's say, the Client has a closet with Christmas supplies in it. Those get boxed up to begin the WALL OF BOXES* on one side of the garage. 

Clothing? Store out-of-season clothes in boxes for the Wall of Boxes.  Prepare what is no longer wanted for donation.

Linen Closet? Sort out what you don't want any more and add to the Wall of Boxes. Or box up for charity donation or donate to animal shelter for dog care 

Kitchen Items? Dishes, pots and pans? All those 'maybe I will use this someday items' filling the cabinets?  Carefully keep the ones you want and - yup - you know the next phrase, don't you? Pack the rest for the Wall of Boxes. 

Special items to give to others? This is a perfect opportunity to pack those up as well. 


And outside? That is an interesting dilemma. Hopefully, over the years, the Client has gradually landscaped for beauty. That will help with the sale, First Impressions begin as one approaches the home. If not, a good clean-up from one edge of the property to the other is mandated. Amazing whaat a difference it will make but ...

That necessitates bringing in a fresh set of eyes. If you do your lawn and flower maintenance, you will not notice certain things. If you had, you would have fixed those aspects of the landscaping already. The same is true if you have a service. Fresh look ...

Oddly enough, sometimes we take OUT certain bushes and plants. Over the years, a not-so-special plant may have grown taller than a beautiful flowering bush behind it. Other times we may relocate some bushes to other areas. Labor costs but not materials...


No matter what else is done, a splash of color from seasonal annuals makes a major impact.

Yet another contribution to First Impression... 


Do you keep your work supplies and materials all over the yard? And even your all work equipment? If you don't have it stored somewhere else already, think about getting a good sized conveniently located drive-up storage locker. It is not likely the Buyer will be in the same line of work.

Here's a chance for a dream-come-true moment. Outfit the storage inside to perfectly suit your needs. Make it your dream space. Make it just what you always wanted to have. Then get all of your accumulated work items out of the house and garage and yard.

Be prepared for the good luck of an immediate sale. 



We are still working at Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty.
Call us at 404-939-2727 for a LIVE video tour of any home.

We always offered private live video tours so our experience makes it easier for us to show homes now. We want to protect our Buyer Clients during the Search process. All of us reduce contacts to confront the spread of COVID-19. 

How does it work? You stay at home, direct the tour room to room as one of us walks around. After the virtual tour, when you are ready, give me a call to visit the home. We maintain strict social distancing. We supply gloves for you when you walk around by yourself.   All the best, Lynn - 404-939-2727




Number each one ... 

Keep content list safe in home ...

Anyone buying a home wants extra storage space. No one needs less. 


Comments (7)

Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I wish I could get some flowers planted at my office.  But I'm NOT going out for flowers.  

Apr 16, 2020 09:44 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Great advice Lynn and I am a fan of curb appeal, at work, at home or at a listing, Endre

Apr 16, 2020 10:33 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, Lynn B. Friedman "the eye buys" and curb appeal is the first sight those "buying eyes" land on.... make it colorful, clean and well appointed.... good guidance for all to heed....

Apr 17, 2020 05:00 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Lynn - first impressions matter and lasting impressions can have a lingering impact and hopefully those are the ones that are positive.  

Apr 17, 2020 06:11 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Lynn B. Friedman - This is a very smart list for sellers.  Most people selling a house don't realize how much work can be involved.  This helps prepare them. 

I remember a personal story.  I wanted to get rid of the carpet we had and my husband said that he would move before we go through that mess!  

He told me later that if he would have known how much work it was going to be to move, he would have had no problem replacing flooring!

Apr 17, 2020 06:25 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Lynn this is excellent advice.  First impressions are priceless if they are a positive one, and you only get one shoot at it.

Apr 17, 2020 07:46 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Lynn B. Friedman - and even better than that rent a storage locker and declutter the entire house.

Apr 17, 2020 08:29 AM