When the time comes to sell your home, you naturally begin to think of ways of making the sale as attractive a proposition as possible for potential buyers.
In some respects, a home is only as valuable as its most negative aspects allow, so to achieve the best price you need to carry out a very honest strengths and weaknesses analysis and address any obvious issues prior to putting your home on the market.
Almost invariably, as part of this process you will be considering what updates to the home will really help the sale along.
So what updates are going to be most helpful to you?
Most sellers choose to update one or all of the following:
- Replacing worn out flooring
- Updating tired/out of fashion fixtures
These are basics and play an important role in creating a strong base level for the staging of your home during those all important viewings.
In truth, though, there is no cookie cutter solution here. Every home is different and has been subject to different levels of wear and tear. If kids and pets have been part of the scene, it's extremely likely that you'll have more work to do than, say, a married couple who have always lived on their own.
It's therefore also a very good idea to bear in mind what aspects of your home might appeal to potential buyers. A home next to a golf course, for example, might benefit from the removal of some foliage to afford clear views of the course and an updated deck from which to enjoy the scene.
The potential home buyer may decide to commission a formal home inspection to check many aspects of the property, so if you've been putting off that air conditioning service call maybe now is a great time to get it sorted.
At Everest Peak Realty, we have deep experience of what sells all types of home and are always happy to pay you a visit and advise on aspects of the home that may need special attention as the time to sell approaches. Call us today to find out more.