common for many homeowners to feel like their property is the best in the
neighborhood, when it comes to selling it’s important to be realistic about the
competition - especially if that competition includes newly-built homes.
important to take stock of what’s going on in your neck of the woods - if you
live in an area where new homes are popping up here and there, then you’re not
only competing with other existing homes on the market, but also the newly-built
properties. While it’s impossible to make your house younger than it is, there
are some things you can do to better prepare yourself to compete with newer
houses in your neighborhood.
Scope Out the Competition Before you put your home on the
market it’s a good idea to take a look at other homes in your price range that
are for sale - including both resales and newly built homes. This not only
gives you ideas on how to position your home and price it appropriately, but
the newly-built homes in particular may also give you some design ideas. Property condition: Model homes in nearly perfect condition can provide you
with ideas on the latest decorating trends and also help you maximize the best
features of your home and minimize the least appealing features. When you begin
improvements to your home beware of overspending – it’s really amazing what a
fresh coat of paint in the latest neutral tones of pale grey or beige and a
good decluttering can do! Put yourself in the buyers’ frame of
mind: When buyers look at
potential homes they want to visualize how they would live in it, not how you’re
currently living there. Because of this you’ll want to do some basic and
consistent housework - keeping the dishes put away, ensuring beds are made and
towels neatly hung up, etc. Basically, you want to take your personality out of
the house so potential buyers can see themselves in it. Look at your curb appeal: Model homes typically have fresh landscaping and freshly
painted trim, so you should do the same types of things to your house to
attract buyers. Sprucing up the exterior is one of the best I investments you
can make prior to putting your home on the market.
Author:Ken Blevins Phone: 720-255-7242 Dated: July 14th 2014 Views: 622 About Ken: Ken Blevins, Chief Executive Officer of Metrowest Real Estate Services, is a veteran in mortgage and...
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