How much fixing up is enough?
Many soon-to-be-sellers ask us how much time, effort and money they should put into fix-ups. In general, there is no hard and fast rule. It can depend on what type of buyer you are trying to appeal to. If your target buyer is a “fixer-upper” buyer, then obviously your cash outlay may be considerably lower than for a “move-in condition” buyer.
The Three Phases Of Fix-ups
- Fixing-up falls into three categories:
Give us a call and we’ll sit down with you to make a list of needed fix-ups, so you can determine exactly what’s right for your personal situation.
How can I jump-start my home sale with a stunning entrance?
“Love at first sight” happens with houses, too. Often, buyers start making a decision about whether to buy or pass by after their first look at the home for sale. You send a positive message to prospective buyers when your home looks ready for their visit. Here’s what can make your home look warm and welcoming:
Do buyers like a furnished house better?
If you have a choice, it is usually better to sell your home while it is still furnished. That way, prospective buyers can more easily imagine how it will look when they move in, even though their furnishings will be different. Generally homes that are furnished sell more quickly and for a higher price than vacant homes.
If you have to move out before you sell your home, consider leaving some furniture behind to help give the house a lived-in feel.
Call or e-mail us for advice on how to decide which fix-up ideas will do the most to help you make the sale.
Is it better to replace the carpet or offer a carpeting allowance to buyers?
Replacing the carpet to help the house sell faster is a favorite with real estate agents. And there’s a good reason. Taking a shortcut by offering a carpeting allowance doesn’t have the visual impression – or sales impact – of new carpet. Here are some guidelines to be sure the new carpet has the maximum effect:
What’s a cheap and easy way to make your home more attractive to buyers?
Turn on all your lights, both inside and out, when showing your home to possible buyers. Open curtains, drapes and blinds. Light not only helps prospects see your rooms better, light helps buyers see your home as warm and inviting.
We have a lot of ideas that will help you sell your house. Call or e-mail us today.