Janice Ankrett "Make sure your home says I'm in good shape and a safe buy to the Buyer who may have to remove all conditions, like home inspection, to win that bidding war."
Right on target - and - re-blog!
Right now we have what is called a Seller's Market in Burlington. There are fewer homes on the market and lots of buyers. Prices are rising and buyers are competing for homes.
This may lull Sellers into the old 'I don't need to do anything' attitude. But that would be a mistake.
No matter what type of market it is, Buyers want value for their money.
Make sure your home says I'm worth that higher price you have to pay.
Make sure your home says I'm in good shape and a safe buy to the Buyer who may have to remove all conditions, like home inspection, to win that bidding war.
Show those Buyers a clean, well maintained home.
Update things like light fixtures, appliances, taps, sinks.
Make those repairs that you have learned to just walk past.
Show off the features of your home.
Buyers still want to see spacious rooms, lots of natural light and ample storage.
You still need appealing MLS photos that show off the features of your home.
Don't be lulled into thinking the Buyer is only going to come in and change everything. IF your Buyer had to extend themselves to get into your home they won't have the ability to make changes for a while.
Buyers want move-in condition.
Be the house multiple Buyers want!
Stage your home.