To be sure, a home that ‘stands out’ from the first time you see it is more appealing and will be sold more quickly than an identical home on the same street that is unkempt and not well maintained. This is true even though the properties may be built with exactly the same quality of materials and care taken by the contractors.
From our combined 50+ years of experience, The Campbell Team knows that a clean, uncluttered, well maintained house is much more appealing to potential buyers and will sell much faster and for more money. If a buyer sees that the seller takes such pride in the ‘cosmetics’ of their property, then it only stands to reason that all the things they cannot see will be in just as good shape. But, you need to ask yourself the following questions as you prepare your home for the market: ….
- how much will I need to spend to make the home ready to ‘show’
- when potential buyers drive by, does my property catch their eye immediately
- do I have a lot of unnecessary clutter inside my home which takes away from the appeal
So you need to ask yourself, how much will I need to spend??? (Renovating Tips)
Preparing your home for the market is extremely important, but you will want to spend as little money as possible to make your home appealing and salable. As you groom your home for the market, remember that potential buyers will be impressed by a new garage door or furnace, but they aren’t likely to give you enough extra money to pay for it. There is a big difference between making minor and inexpensive “polishes” and “touch-ups” to your house, such as putting new knobs on cabinets and a fresh coat of neutral paint in the living room, versus doing extensive and costly renovations, like installing a new home theatre room. The Campbell Team members are very familiar with buyers’ expectations in your neighborhood and can advise you specifically on what improvements need to be made. Don’t hesitate to ask them for their input and advice.