“Markets always change, and as soon as there's a downturn, cleanliness becomes a major value.” ~ Donald Trump
Prepare Your House to Enhance Its Perceived Value. Home buyers’ perception of your home’s value is critical to what they are willing to offer, and ultimately pay. Buyers will often make their decision to buy based on subjective factors (like emotions, experiences, preferences, judgments and beliefs) and then rationalize with logic.
It is essential that you properly prepare and stage your house to sell in order to increase your chance of attracting qualified buyers willing to pay top dollar. The perceived value of your home can easily impact the selling price up to 5% to 10% (or more).
Evaluate your house, create a budget, and develop & execute a smart home preparation plan to optimize the perceived value of your house - before you put it on the market. Consider hiring licensed contractors to help you get your house ready for show time.
Use these four (4) tips to help you set the stage for a quick sale:
It is important for a property to make the best possible impression on prospective buyers. Curb appeal is your property's first opportunity to catch the buyer’s eye when driving (or walking) by or arriving for a showing. Boost your property’s curb appeal to entice potential buyers to want to take a look at what’s inside.
Remember, the fewer overall concerns potential buyers have about your property, the more at ease (and less overwhelmed) they may feel about purchasing your house over the competition. Ideally, the closer you can get your house to “move-in-ready” status, the more likely you are to attract today’s cautious and discerning buyers.
To get top dollar, consider investing in improvements that can give you the greatest return when selling your house. Among the most common repairs and enhancements that can add value to your home and yield a greater return include:
Home sellers wanting to make improvements should consider the findings of the 2013 Remodeling Cost vs. Value Mid-Alantic Report (and National Report). It compares national and regional data for 35 popular projects.
The condition of your house is one of the most important factors in attracting high offers. Prepare your house for sale before you put it on the market and make sure your home is in good shape from inside and out. A home in good condition demonstrates pride of ownership. Taking the time to make enhancements and necessary repairs helps ensure your home is presented in its best-possible light, primed for sale.
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