Top 5 Improvements Buyers Will Look for in Mentor Homes for Sale this Spring Market

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Top 5 Improvements Buyers Will Look for in Mentor Homes for Sale this Spring Market

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Putting your Mentor Home for Sale up in this Spring market has many sellers asking What are the Top 5 Improvements Buyers will look for in Mentor Homes for Sale this Spring.    


How can a Mentor Home for Sale attract the most buyers and bring about an offer?    


When I am working with Mentor Home Buyers I find they are really looking to do as little as possible with the Mentor Home for Sale.  Even buyers who say they are willing to fix up a house end up being much more attracted to those Mentor Homes for Sale that need little or no work --especially when the houses are within a few thousand $$ of each other.   With the amount of houses on sale, the inventory is large which makes it very easy for a Mentor Home Buyer to say next if they don’t find what they are looking for in your Mentor Home for Sale.  


The reality is that there is enough inventory that the buyers can be very picky and the houses that are shining are going quickly leaving the not so nice ones to just sit and sit and sit.


From my experience, I’ve compiled this list of the Top 5 Improvements Buyers are looking for in Mentor Homes for Sale.


1.)  The Kitchen -  one of the most used homes in a room and buyers love it when they see that a kitchen has been remodeled.


2.)  Bathrooms -  many buyers don’t want the hassle and work it takes to remodel a bathroom and many times buyers are very afraid of the cost that goes along with it.


3.)  Flooring -  whether its new carpet, refinished/New wood floors or change out from linoleum/vinyl to tile = buyers notice this.   Buyers often feel this is a big expense and are excited when this does not need to be done by them.


4.)  Fixtures - lighting, faucets and door handles.  Sellers would be surprised how many Mentor Home for Sale buyers notice these details and often comment on how much a house has been cared for because of these change outs.  These items can make a Mentor Home for Sale feel newer.


5.)  Exterior of the House -  The attraction starts from the outside - yes! people still judge a book by it’s cover.  And your Mentor Home for Sale will be judged by it’s looks too.  Buyers will be more drawn to house that is newly painted with updated colors and siding that is shiny and fresh.  


A house will sell itself or it Will Not sell itself!  Give the Mentor Home Buyer every reason to say Yes, Yes, Yes to the Mentor Home for Sale you wish to put on the Spring Market.

I’m always happy to answer any Mentor Real Estate question you have.  Feel free to call or text me at 216) 956-7635 or email me at

Christine Pappas Real Estate Agent

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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Hi Christine.....Improved homes are always a preferred home to one that needs attention..... all real estate is local and our market has a shortage of inventory right now....

Apr 01, 2012 08:58 AM #1
Christine Pappas - REALTOR®
eXp Realty - Willoughby, OH
eXp Realty - Because Experience Matters

Barbara,  glad to hear your market is hot right now.  Maybe it will flow to us.

Apr 02, 2012 02:33 AM #2
Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond

Christine, great points on Mentor Homes for sale...our market too still has a large inventory to deal with and that is one of our tough issues...but i see homes selling in a week in desirable neighborhoods and priced the Willoughby real estate agent of choice buyers and sellers should be calling you for your expertise!

Apr 02, 2012 03:13 AM #3
Christine Pappas - REALTOR®
eXp Realty - Willoughby, OH
eXp Realty - Because Experience Matters

Thanks Ginny!  Sounds like our local markets are very similar.

Apr 02, 2012 06:43 AM #4
Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers
RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage - Brampton, ON
Our Family Wants To Help Your Family!

Christine, this is such great advice and advice that needs repeated. We experience this over and over. Great blog.

Apr 02, 2012 11:34 AM #5
Kim & Kristine Halverson
Compass - Santa Monica, CA
Sisters, Realtors

Hi Christine!


Great Great Great  advice here.I will definitely share this one .Thank you for this article and best wishes for you.Keep being the best Willoughby OH Short Sale Agent. 

Apr 03, 2012 02:31 AM #6
Sidney Kutchuk
Property Management & Sales at REALTY WORKS TEMECULA, CA 92590 (951) 217-6745 - Temecula, CA
Property Management & Sales Experts 951-217-6745

Hi Christine,

Good choice of blog here.Very informative and good useful tips.Definitely outstanding Willoughby Short Sale Agent like you knows what she's doing.Best of Luck!

Apr 13, 2012 01:01 AM #7
Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services

Hello Christine,Excellent tips here.It really helps alot of readers.Stay being top one Willoughby OH Short Sale Agent. 

Apr 19, 2012 03:35 AM #8
Jayne Clement
Keller Williams Realty - Los Feliz, CA
Los Angeles Short Sale Agents

Hello Christine,Excellent choice of blog here.No doubt you're the best Willoughby Oh Short Sale agent,you know alot already.I'm sure more success will come your way.Cheers!

Apr 23, 2012 11:16 PM #9
Petra Norris
Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc. - Lakeland, FL
Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale

Christine,excellent post here.I'm learning so much! Thanks for this helpful and useful blog.Keep it up! You're one expert Willoughby OH Short Sale Agent.Keep up the great work.

Jun 05, 2012 03:18 PM #11
Bas Panch
SCV Home Buyer - Valencia, CA

Christine, this is a brilliant idea. Well done in posting this blog. Once again you're definitely the best Willoughby Short Sale Agent. Very impressive and thank you for once again helping everyone.

Oct 26, 2012 10:53 PM #12
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