July’s home Selling Myth – Debunked!
If you’ve been living in your home for a while, odds are, you’re overlooking flaws that prospective buyers will notice right away. Dull, worn-out flooring and dingy, discolored paint can be the difference between a buyer making an offer on your house or a home down the street.
Dropping the asking price is easier, most definitely, but it doesn’t always work. While there are home-buyers out there who are looking for a fixer-upper or something in need of renovations, the reality is, the majority of buyers prefer to buy a home that’s move-in ready.
Making improvements to the home prior to lisitng will be beneficial for the following reasons:
- Increase the pool of interested buyers by making it move-in ready
- Make the property more presentable
- Have an easier time marketing the property
- Strengthen your position in a price negotiation
Bottom line: the home seller cannot afford to ignore the obvious and assume it’s “good enough”.
Sure, you could get away with believing this home-selling myth. This is assuming you don’t mind forfeiting thousands of dollars for something that doesn’t have to cost a lot of money. It’s amazing to see how a general cleaning, some minor paint jobs, basic staging, and perhaps a pre-listing inspection can positively affect the home sale result!
Stay tuned for more tips on fixing up and staging your home.