Sellers, Buyers Don't Want to Hassle with Fix Up
When getting your Clarksville TN home ready for market, keep one thing in mind, buyers want your home move in ready and don't want the hassle of fix up. Leaving it for the buyer to do a little fix up will cost you big time.
Your competition in Clarksville is new construction and these homes smell new, feel new and have all the new features. Your home needs to compete well and that means do your repairs and make sure there is a fresh coat of paint on the walls and trim. This will keep more money in your pocket.
Items like fresh paint, replacing the carpet, updating the kitchen, improving the landscape, fixing a leaky faucet or loose doorknob tend to make the buyer feel like the whole house is in better repair and make them keep an open mind when comparing to new homes. Failing to present well on the front end is going to cost you double or triple on the back end.
Buyers look at a house that needs painting as not needing a few gallons of paint but as a big job that will require hundreds and even thousands of dollars. You do not want to be dinged by thousands of dollars simply because you thought the buyer would like to paint it the colors they want.
Worn out flooring will cost you even more with buyers not having a real feel for the cost of flooring. If you have worn out carpet that may translate to mean it needs an upgrade to hardwood flooring while they are doing that. This will be big money and depending on the size of the home up to $10,000 or more. This will all come off the price the buyer offers for the house. Buyers are not impressed with painting allowances or new carpet allowances.
The Real Truth About a Little Fix Up is that buyers will pad whatever needs to be done by a lot more than it will actually cost. On top of that they may put in extra dollars just for the hassle factor and having to fool with it. This is going to really bring down your bottom line in a big way.
It is much better to get those things in good order, do some of the work yourself and have the place looking good. This will bring in your highest and strongest offers in the quickest amount of time. The little fix up thought is going to hurt you in the pocketbook.
Sellers, Buyers Don't Want to Hassle with Fix Up.
For more tips on selling check out my selling tips to beat the competition here. Don't forget that home staging is an important element to the sale and creates emotion in the buyer.
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