Preparing your home to sellPosted by William Stewart on Friday, December 9th, 2011 at 12:18pm.
When a buyer looks at a home, the last thing they want to see is a laundry list of repairs and to-dos.
Those looking for real estate, whether it is in Greenville SC or other areas, are searching for homes in as perfect condition as possible. If you compare two homes for sale with similar features and price, the factor that weighs heaviest is the condition of the home.
Obviously, homes are lived in and with all that living comes bumps, scrapes, and dents. But most of us have the tendency to get used to the imperfections in a home for sale and expect potential buyers to as well.
Unfortunately, this is not the case. Most buyers will immediately see things that we overlook every day. Having a real estate agent who can review your home with an impartial eye is crucial. We are trained to see the best ways to improve your home and have tips and tricks to quickly and inexpensively get it in the best condition possible.
Many of the problems in a home can be quickly and easily fixed in a couple weekends. Repairs of loose steps, peeling paint, cracks in drywall, new kitchen hardware, broken or cracked windows are typically inexpensive too.
If you are considering putting your home for sale in the next few months in the Greenville SC real estate market, take an impartial look at your home's condition and begin repairs now.
A cheap way of getting an extensive to-do list is to enlist the help of a friend who will be firm and fair to let you know what they see. An even better way is to hire a home inspector to do a professional check-up of you home. Not only will they inform you of hidden problems, they can help you avoid a nasty surprise when a potential buyer orders a home inspecition.
William Stewart is a real estate agent specializing in the Greenville market as well as the neighborhoods of River Walk and Boxwood. He founded and successfully ran two marketing companies with nationally known corporations as clients and has over 12 years experience in the field. He currently serves as the marketing guru for Carolina Realty Associates as well as an expert on listing Greenville homes.
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