If you want buyers to be interested in your home, you need to show it in its best light. A good first impression can influence a buyer both emotionally and visually, thus prompting them to make an offer. In addition, what the buyer first sees is what they think of when they consider the asking price.
A bad first impression can dissuade a potential buyer. Don’t show your property until it’s all fixed up. You do not want to give buyers the chance to use the negative first impression they have as means of negotiation.
Ask around for the opinions others have of your home. Real estate agents who see houses everyday can give solid advice on what needs to be done. Consider what architects or landscape designers have to say. What you need are objective opinions, and it’s sometimes hard to separate the personal and emotional ties you have for the home from the property itself.
Typically, there are some general fix ups that need to be done both outside and on the inside. As a seller, you should consider the following:
Landscaping - Has the front yard been maintained? Are areas of the house visible to the street in good condition?
Cleaning or Redoing the driveway - Is your driveway cluttered with toys, tools, trash etc.?
Painting - Does both the exterior and the interior look like they have been well taken care of?
Carpeting - Does the carpet have stains? Or does the carpet look old and dirty?
I recently bought property in Pamplico with the help of my agent, Bob Crosby. I wanted to share how very professional, personable, and very helpful Bob has been. Living 500-miles or so away from the area we bought in was definitely a challenge for my wife and I. Bob made this a very easy transition in buying our first piece of property. I want to thank the Barry, Broker in Charge, and the staff at Weichert for your professionalism. When I had questions, Bob never let 5-minutes go by withouth a reply, so thanks for the prompt responses when I had questions. Thank you again for helping me. We are excited to begin a new chapter in our lives, and we have Bob and Weichert Realtors® - The Freedom Group to thank. Bob is definitely an asset to your company. Dean D'Adamo