Are you a seller? Can you think like a buyer? is an interesting article that offers insight on the home buying and home selling processes. For more specific details, continue reading below.
Are You a Seller?
Can You Think Like a Buyer?
So, you are a seller and want to sell your home for top dollar!
OK, I'll buy into that, what seller doesn't?
You tell your listing agent all the time and money you spent fixing things, the float in the toilet tank with the newest, greatest, money/ water saving device on the market. You replaced the water heater/furnace with a top of the line new unit and it works great! The windows are the latest energy efficient windows money can buy! You replaced the kitchen counter-tops with beautiful granite and it cost 'big bucks'.
Just for grins: Let's change the subject from your home to a 1995 Honda Accord. You bought new tires, had the front end aligned...every time you bought tires. The starter is new and so is the battery...tops for cranking output! Hey! The radio is not only a radio but a GPS, appointment book and timer for the casserole in the oven.
Back to your home: You have maintained your home and you are proud of it. You should be! What benefit do/should you expect for all the time/love/money you have invested?
Now: Let's think like a buyer!
Let me make some numbers up just for reference. You have a 2,000 square foot home with 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. That is what many buyers are looking for...GREAT! There are 15 homes on the market with those features and they are priced from $80.00 to $140.00/square foot. You have priced yours at $137.00 a square foot and think it is worth every penny. But wait; there are 4 other homes with new carpet, new refrigerator/stove and additions including hot tubs, decks, landscaping...and they are priced under $120.00/square foot.
Let's go back to the 1995 Honda. You are looking for a $2,500 vehicle to fit your budget. You have shopped Craig's List, car lots, the local newspaper and the internet. As a buyer you want the best value for your money. New tires, battery and starter gives you as a buyer peace of mind that the vehicle is a 'good buy'. So, the 8 vehicles you found in this price range...one really was the best buy! The one listed for $3,500...didn't even rate your phone call!
Now, back to your home!
Is it a good buy?
Can you think like a buyer? If you want to sell...think about it!
It does not matter what you have invested in your home.
The value is determined by your competition.
Experienced, Knowledgeable and the Expertise to get you from searching and looking to owning!
Let me work for you because the agent with the sign in the yard CAN'T!
John G. Johnston
An Exclusive Buyer's Agent
John G. Johnston & Associates, LLC
Pray as if no work would help, and work as if no prayer would help.