Thinking About Doing A Little Fixing-Up Before Listing Your Home?
Just about all sellers before listing their O Fallon MO home think about doing some fixing up. They think about doing everything from doing some painting to finishing the lower level to installing vinyl siding. But is it always necessary to do a lot of fixin' up before listing your home for sale? So whether you are a For Sale By Owner or you are listing your home with REALTOR® here are some simple guidelines to follow if you are thinking about doing some home improvements:
- Cost doesn't equal value. If you finished off your basement six months ago for twelve thousand dollars, said improvement doesn't necessarily add twelve thousand dollars of value in the eyes of the buyer.
- Put your money where buyers will see it. Examples of good returns might be a fresh coat of paint, sprucing up your front door and entry way. Or, you may want to do repairs in the kitchen and master bedroom. Don't expect to get as good of a return on insulation or new wiring.
- Don't over improve! The addition of a fifth bedroom to a house in a subdivision of 3 - 4 bedroom homes may not give you the return you would like. Use typical improvements for your area as a guiding light.
- Most quality home improvements cause a property to sell quicker but not necessarily for more money. A timely sale will lessen the carrying costs and stress. Don't underestimate the overall value of "smart" improvements.
If you are thinking about placing your home on the market soon then now would be the time to contact a REALTOR® that know the local market. They will be able to give insight into what your home may need done to give you a good return on your investment.
Remember if you are looking for an agent in O'Fallon Missouri or anywhere in the St Charles County Missouri area to list and sell your home give Don Rogers a call at 314-954-6775 or send me an email at Don@DRogersHomes.com and we can begin the home selling process. There are a lot of real estate agents the St Charles County area but none better to give you the proper information and help to get your home SOLD.
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