Why condition matters when selling a home

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Condition matters

Sometimes it’s the small details that can make the difference between selling your house and watching it sit on the market for months. What may seem like a minor, superficial blemish on the outside or inside of your home, could be a complete deal-breaker for a buyer.

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Potential buyers want to think that the home they are buying has been kept in the best condition possible. Perception is reality, so if a potential buyer sees something, no matter how small, that gives them a bad impression of the home, it will dissuade them from buying it all together.

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Here are a few tips for making sure your home is in good condition in the eyes of a potential buyer:

  • Fix a leaky faucet
  • Replace cracked tile or re-tile an entire floor, such as the kitchen or bathroom
  • Add new caulk to the tub and sink fixtures
  • If you cannot afford to re-tile an entire floor, at least redo the grout
  • Spackle over any holes in walls
  • Paint your walls neutral colors
  • Spruce up the landscaping in your front yard
  • Consider a fresh coat of paint on the home’s exterior or front door
  • Replace any broken mirrors

A little bit of time and effort goes a long way. Before putting your home on the market, take a tour of your home with the eyes of a potential buyer and fix all the minor issues that effect the perception of the overall condition of your home.

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Comments (2)

Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
Synergy Realty Pros

Good advice to the seller.  If they are planning on purchasing a home and they usually will be somewhere, then they know what they spot in homes they are viewing.  They need to take heed to suggestions here .

May 29, 2016 12:00 PM
Ricki Eichler McCallum
CastNet Realty - Corpus Christi, TX
Broker,GRI,ABR, e-Pro, TAHS

Perception is everything indeed.  Small fixes mean money in the sellers pocket.

Jun 01, 2016 12:51 PM