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Having toured thousands of homes over the years I've gotten a pretty good sense of what appeals to buyers and what doesn't. Though I'm not a professional remodeler or home inspector it isn't hard to spot when a Lake Ridge homeowner might have either decided to make a fix themselves or didn't hire a professional to help them with the job.
If you are going to remodel your kitchen adding a power strip and running it through a hole in the kitchen counter instead of installing an outlet on the wall isn't going to fly. Not only will a home inspector flag it but if the buyer is using FHA or VA financing the appraiser isn't going to do the same as well.
Thinking of installing new carpet? Thank you. Buyers love to see new carpet but if you pick dark brown Berber for a below ground basement it's not likely to impress. Either is installing carpet in the bedrooms with no padding and stapled directly into the hardwood floor. The buyer's realized even though the carpet was new they would have to replace it.
Now I know this may sound a little harsh but buyers notice and immediately start to subtract the cost of the repairs from your list price. It's the reality of the Lake Ridge real estate market right now. Before you spend money on changes to your home it's best to know what buyers are looking for and the return on your investment towards you list price.
2010 Home Repair Maximizer Report
Repairing electrical or plumbing
Fix leaks sinks, remove any mildew and make sure all plumbing is in good working condition. Update electrical with new wiring for appliances, fix lights or outlets that don’t work.
Replace or shampooing dirty carpets.
At a minimum, replace any worn carpets, and fix any creaks in hardwood floors.
As you can see there are some quick and easy fixes done right more than pay for themselves.
If you're considering putting your Lake Ridge home on the market this winter or are planning ahead to next spring, give Cindy Jones and CJ Realty Group a call at 703-346-2213. Let's talk about your plans and outline a strategy for any repairs or updates that might help make your home the next Lake Ridge home with a SOLD sign in the yard.
No Hassle-No Pressure-Just Straight Talk About The Northern Virginia Real Estate Market
If you are interested in learning more about the Northern Virginia Real Estate market including Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William Counties give Cindy Jones and CJ Realty Group, Inc a call at 703-346-2213.
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Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.