The last tip was about the importance of having consistency throughout your home because it’s psychological and can be an issue with buyers. Anything that “feels” unfinished, chopped up, disjointed, or “feels like a project” will result in lower offers.
This week we are going to discuss CONDITION. The buzz word Condition, may be one of the most misunderstood words by homeowners. Yet, the condition of your home MATTERS!! To better understand this, you must first understand what the concept of condition refers to. People typically think of condition as deferred maintenance (roof, faded or blistered exterior paint, aged HVAC unit, dripping hose bibs or faucets, etc.). However, it can be outdated interior design (countertops, light fixtures, door handles, cabinetry color, etc.), functional obsolescence (floor plan, unusable space, awkward rooms, short backyards, the footprint or angle of a home on a lot, etc.). The condition could also refer to flooring, paint, drywall scratches, dents, dings on cabinets, cleanliness, clutter, or even the room sizes.
Everyone loves their own home! THY home is the BEST. Thy HOME is better than thy neighbors home, or is as nice as other homes; therefore, this makes many homeowners blind to the flaws or conditional issues.
That is why a great local Realtor is important to have on your team. They are the ones that have been in every home on the market and truly understand the conditional aspects of the home in relation or comparison to others in the neighborhood homes. The quickest way to make the most amount of money when selling your home is by having the home in the best condition to stand out above the rest. The way to obtain the most potential equity out of your home is to improve the condition of your home. TOP DOLLAR!
Today’s buyers are much savvier than in the past. They have multiple pictures, they travel to multiple open houses, plus there is a significant amount of information readily available to them. Therefore, they are much more conscientious with their home purchase. They will compare your home to others in the areas they are interested in, and homes they have seen. That is why in today’s technological age, selling a home is like online dating. Like online dating, the prettiest pictures (homes) get the most amount of attention, viewings, and OFFERS.
If you are interested in selling your home, and/or would like a free professional opinion on the most cost-effective way to prepare your home for sale; give me a call (602)428-7200.