YOU may be ready to sell your house, but is your HOUSE ready to sell?
Buyers will want to know how old your AC, roof and hot water heater are, but only if they are interested from their first impression of your house. It won’t matter to buyers if you just had a new AC installed if there are stains on the carpet. They assume that if you haven’t taken care of what they can see, then you haven’t taken care of what they can’t see.
When deciding how much money to spend to prepare your house to sell, keep in mind that most buyers will spend more for an upgraded house whether or not they like the upgrades.
If your budget does not allow you to update all of your house, then focus on the kitchen, master bath and outdoor living. Buyers want a home for family time (kitchen), to relax (master bath) and to socialize (outdoor living). Simple things like updating hardware, new coat of paint and planting flowers may be all your house needs to freshen up. Or maybe new flooring, granite countertops and pool decking is necessary to get you the best sale price for your house.
It is very important to make your house’s appearance appeal to as many buyers as possible. For example, some people love the look of white washed cabinetry, but most people think it looksdated. If you’re selling a house with white washed cabinetry, then now is the time to refinish or replace them so as many potential buyers as possible will love the look of your kitchen…and will want to buy your house!
Once buyers fall in love with the appearance of your house, things like a new AC, roof and hot water heater will give them peace of mind. It can also make a difference if a buyer is decided between your house and another.
When you are ready to sell your house, the Sibbach Team will help make sure your house is ready to sell.