Pink House Team Throughout the years we have worked with many buyers and there has been a consistent theme of what buyers want. These are some things to consider when you put your house on the market. The first, of course, is location. That is nothing that you can change but you can enhance it by describing why you bought the house and how the location has affected you--either good or bad. For instance, you would think that buyers would never want to be near the railroad tracks. In truth, more than one buyer wants to be near the railroad tracks. Quite often they work for BNSF and want to keep track of the trains. Buyers want honesty.
Next is condition. There are a few different classes of condition. There is a difference between a house and a home and we have found that homes sell faster. A house that has been newly rehabbed is attractive to buyers because everything is fresh and new but it still doesn't compare to a home. A home has been lovingly kept. Anything that needed to be fixed was fixed. The windows are clean and the kitchen counters are not cluttered. One way you could test this fact is to go outside your house, put on buyer's eyes and pretend that you are considering buying this house. Walk inside and really look around. This is what your buyer is going to see. Will it attract the best buyer?
The last thing is price. This is always the one thing that is a determining factor. Know what market is doing in your area. The other two factors, location and condition, play a large part in price. Buyers will pay top dollar for a house that is in great condition. Consider this. When you bought the house, did you pay top price? Why? Or why not? Your buyer is going to consider the same things that you considered when you bought. Listen to your Realtor and price is competitively. The longer your house sets on the market the less it will bring.
That is just a quick run down of what buyers are thinking. Remember that if you are going to buy another house after your sell yours, you will then start thinking like a buyer. Look at your house in the same way.
Pink House Team
Keller Williams Realty
7304 SW 34th
Amarillo, TX 79121