When you put your home on the market it is important that you make a good first impression. I've had appointments to show homes and when we pulled up in front of the house the buyer said, "Nevermind, we don't want to look inside." They figure if the outside looks this way, how much better could the inside be?
Here are a few things you can do to sruce up and make your home more sellable:
1. Mow if you have grass and make sure weeds are pulled. This is important even if you aren't living there. Hire someone to take care of the yard regularly.
2. Sweep the sidewalks and entry ways. It gets pretty dusty and dirty in El Paso and noone likes to walk throught he desert or trash pile to get to your front door.
3. Wash the windows.
4. A little paint if things are chipped or faded makes a huge difference.
5. Keep it tidy. I've been in homes where the owners left piles of dirty dishes in the kitchen, dirty underwear on the floor in the bedroom (really?)
6. New a/c registers if yours are old and rusty.
With the number of homes on the market today, buyers can be picky and they don't care to do work before moving in. Instead of asking for allowances to fix things they will respond by submitting a lowball offer if they submit an offer at all. Your agent needs a little help from you to maximize the saleability of your home.
When you are ready to put your home on the market give me a call or send me an email and and I'll send you a much more detailed list of things you can do to make your home more marketable.
First Choice Realty
El Paso, TX