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Top Things that Reduce the Value of Your Pittsburgh PA Home for Sale

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Top Things that Reduce the Value of Your Pittsburgh PA Home for Sale


The entire home-selling process is already stressful enough as it is - you need to worry about all the maintenance and repairs that needs to be fixed schedule meetings with your real estate agent and look for a place to move into if you haven’t found any yet The home selling process can be stressful with all the preparation and repairs that need your attention plus scheduling meetings with your real estate agent not to mention also spending the time to find your new home! The last worry you need is a low offer for your waterfront home for sale in Pittsburgh, PA, right?  With all these things that can cause you home selling stress, you don’t need to be worrying about getting a low price offer for your waterfront home for sale in Pittsburgh PA, right?


Watch out for these top 3 things that can lower the value of your waterfront home for sale in Pittsburgh PA!


As with all sellers, you want to ensure that you get All sellers want top dollar for their home so it is critical that you eliminate any potential ‘dollar drops’ that will alert a buyer they can offer a low price due to needed repairs, needed updates, etc.   top dollar sale for your home so it’s important that you eliminate or find a solution for all the things that can possibly reduce the value of your home. Not all buyers are alike so You need to be able to market your home in a way that appeals to most buyer types.


To help you, here are some of the factors that you need to look out for which can significantly reduce the value of your home:


Living with pets.

While pets are quite the companion for any homeowner, they can be a big factor in reducing the value of your otherwise beautiful home. Not a lot of people mind buying a home that have had a few pet residents but nobody really wants to be constantly reminded of the previous homeowner’s furry friends. From damages to the carpets, walls, and the smell they leave behind, pets can cause potential buyers to lower their offer or move on to a different an “odor free” home for sale.

 These 3 aspects of your waterfront home in Pittsburgh PA have the potential to reduce its selling value. Make sure to watch out for them!


Over customization of the home.

Renovations and home improvement projects can add value to a home but over-customization of various spaces in your waterfront home for sale in 3 Rivers Pittsburgh can hugely impact the sale price. Keep in mind that not all buyers will enjoy having a personal gym instead of a garage or have an in-ground pool which which would require them to spend a lot on costly maintenance. fees. Don’t let your home turn into a DIY nightmare. Know which projects can add value to your home and which ones are not a worthy  a worthwhile investment before you start any renovations or expansions.


No curb appeal.

Apart from viewing photos of the property online, buyers want to be able to look at the home up close, which is why home sellers need to also be mindful about scheduling open houses and private showings. When a buyer goes to your home for sale, the first thing they will notice is the curb appeal - does your home have weeds in the garden, broken light fixtures, dirty windows, fencing needing repaired or replaced, peeling paint, etc? Make sure that the weeds are cut, any broken parts of the fence are repaired, and your home’s exterior is freshly-painted or cleaned.   Insure your home shines like a new penny inside and out by painting dull or faded walls, replacing burnt out light bulbs, washing all windows, cleaning shutters, replacing sagging gutters/downspouts, etc.


Don’t let these factors reduce the value of your home for sale on the Allegheny River PA. Consider making changes to address these issues even before you put your home on the market. Make your best efforts to ensure that your home is move-in ready for any potential buyer. If you’re looking to buy or sell homes in Pittsburgh PA, visit http://www.SoldByConnie.net today.


Call me, Connie Wolff at 724-779-1427 for all your real estate needs. As a trusted luxury REALTOR® with proven experience in buying and selling waterfront homes for sale in Pittsburgh PA, I provide all my clients expert solutions, one yard at a time.


Comments (2)

Katerina Gasset
The Gasset Group & Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Provo, UT
Amplify Your Real Estate & Life Dreams!

Hello, Connie! Over customization of a home really does reduce the value of it. Thanks for sharing these and I hope you have a great day ahead!

Feb 17, 2016 01:43 AM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Pets, over customization of a home and no curb appeal can reduce the value of a home.

Feb 22, 2016 09:55 AM