Sellers-Today’s Buyers Are Looking for More Upgrades!
Yes, today’s buyers are certainly looking for more upgrades in their home search. I have been showing homes all summer long, and hosting many open houses to attract more buyers. All agents understand that “Price is King” to get your listings sold, but next to price is that condition of those homes. Those homes that have been updated the most tend to sell a lot faster.
I have previously written a post about some simple tips for upgrading in Low Cost - But Big Impact Remodeling Tips. Simple things like painting those walls a neutral color will go a long way to satisfy those buyers, who are looking to match up their furniture in those rooms. I often hear many of my buyer clients complain about the selection of colors for various rooms in the homes that I show. My advice to any sellers would be to stay with a neutral color, and repaint if you have too.
Buyers have often complain about the outdated light fixtures, outdated kitchen appliances, kitchen cabinets, kitchen counter tops, bathroom and kitchen faucets, door hardware, outdated ceiling fans, carpet and flooring in certain wet areas of the home, etc. I have noticed that today’s buyers who are looking at homes older than 10 years expect the sellers to make those simple upgrades. The only exception has been with foreclosed homes, since all those buyers understand they are buying those homes “As Is”.
Therefore, I would suggest to any home owner who plans to list and sell their homes in today’s Buyer’s Market, to invest in a few simple things to upgrade your homes to overcome those objections from Today’s buyers. Look at some low cost remodelling items first like painting, replacing light fixtures, replacing kitchen and bathroom sinks and faucets, replacing those light fixtures or ceiling fans, and any hardware too. Kitchen cabinets and flooring can be expensive, but it might help sellers to sell their homes faster if they are replaced or updated. Replacing outdated kitchen appliances will also help sell your homes faster too.
Sellers if you are interested in a obtaining a FREE Market Analysis, contact your Local San Antonio Real Estate agent today at 210-789-4216 or visit my website at Homes For Sale in San Antonio, TX.