Whether the market is sluggish or red hot, your home will sell faster and for more money if you put some effort into improving the condition. This does not mean pouring thousands of dollars into remodeling. Sometimes, it’s as simple as cleaning, de-cluttering, and taking care of minor maintenance.
Buyers want to know that the homeowners have taken care of their home. Burned out light bulbs, doors that stick, drawers that won’t slide easily, are all signs of a home that hasn’t been properly maintained. These little inconveniences that you have learned to live with can be downright unacceptable to buyers. No one wants to buy a home that comes with a fix-it list a mile long. As that list grows in the minds of buyers, the price they want to offer goes down! And, first impressions start at the curb, so don’t forget that exterior maintenance, as well.
So, get out those tools, grab that can of WD-40, and get your home in shape!