Is selling one of your new year resolutions? Here are a few tips to get ahead of the competition

Is selling one of your new year resolutions? Here are a few tips to get ahead of the competition – By Ana Hodge, Marietta Realtor with Atlanta Communities Real Estate Brokerage

2014 is here, and the new year for many of us comes accompanied by a number of goals to accomplish. Let me ask you, is selling your home or moving part of your 2014 resolutions? If so, don’t delay and wait for the Spring to get here! There are plenty of little projects around your house that can help you get started adding some curb-appeal to your home.
Here are just a few of those that can be done during the cold months:

Clean out your flower beds. Get ready for the beautiful flowers that will come back later in the Spring by trimming any dead grass or plants in your flower beds and make sure they are presentable.

Trim branches. This is the perfect time to make sure that there are no low-hanging branches or shrubs that are blocking the view of your home. Remember, when potential buyers drive around your home,  you want them to be able to see the front of your house and get a clear view of the architectural elements.

Add some color to the front by planting in colorful planters. Even though it may be too cold for many flowers get creative and plant some seasonal plants in big colorful planters to add some wow-factor to your front.

– Start re-touching or re-painting the areas of your home that need your attention. You might be even able to get a better price for your painting projects this time of the year; so start looking at your house thru the eyes of any potential buyer and go ahead and repair the little things that you think could prevent someone from falling in love with your house.

Remember that in many cases the little things that you do before you list your home for sale will make a big difference in the amount of money you can net from the sale.


2859 Forest Wood Drive, Marietta GA 30066

2859 Forest Wood Drive, Marietta GA 30066

Hurry, this home is a perfect 10! Beautiful renovation in Lassiter HS school district. You will fall in love with this house since you enter the door: amazing hardwood floors; updated lighting;neutral colors; bright, open and spacious kitchen with plenty of cabinet space, beautiful granite counter-tops, ss appliances and tile floors make this the kitchen than any chef or busy mom would die for. Other features include separate dining that can be used as an office as well; master retreat with vaulted ceiling, walk in closet and the most beautiful shower you’ve ever seen! Relax and entertain in your expansive deck and/or your screened in porch and create the perfect game room in the already finished basement.

Call Ana Hodge with Atlanta Communities@ 770-298-2226 for a showing of this home today!

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October Real Estate Market Update

Ana Hodge, Realtor with Atlanta Communities brings you a brief snapshot of the latest real estate trends in Cobb county Ga. Thinking about buying or selling your Marietta GA home? Talk to an agent that truly cares about your needs and is committed to provide a superior service experience for you and yours.


3146 Nectar Drive, Powder Springs GA 30127

Amazing home in Powder Springs ready for the first time home buyer looking for a perfect home at an affordable price. This completely renovated Cape Cod sits in a beautiful corner lot. You will love to sit in the front porch and watch the sunset in this very peaceful and friendly community. Watch the kids play or the families walk by while you enjoy your very much loved home.
The current owners have made lots of improvements to the home. Some of them include new kitchen counter-tops, new bathroom vanities and flooring and updated lighting throughout the house. The detached garage add even more charm to this home by creating a perfect patio in the back of the house perfect to entertain or have dinner in the spring time.
Call me for an easy showing of this home. You will fall in love immediately!

Get healthy Marietta!

Get healthy Marietta!

Tired of the same workout routine? Check out Zumba tomorrow September 13 at 9:30 a.m. Offered at Marietta First Baptist Church (148 Church Street, Marietta, GA 30060) Classes are held in the Family Life Center at a cost of $6 … Continue reading

Looking for fresh produce in Marietta?

Looking for fresh produce in Marietta?

Looking for fresh produce? Stop by the Marietta square on Sat 9-12 am or Sun 12-3pm and enjoy the amazing fruits, vegetables and locally made goodies. As a mother of 2 little ones I find the farmers market not only … Continue reading

Neighborhood of the week: Nob Ridge in Marietta,GA

Looking for a great place to raise a family? Welcome to Nob Ridge! This swim-tennis small community of about 80 homes is very active and family oriented. Homes in this neighborhood range between 300-400k. Most of the homes have at least .75 acre lots and a view to die for.

Nob Ridge is conveniently located in the intersection of Dallas Hwy and Barret Parkway in the West side of Marietta. You will find plenty of shopping, dining and health care options within walking distance as well as the beautiful scenery offered by the Kennesaw Mountain trails.

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