November 4, 2011 rummy 0Comment

Unfortunately, too many times, sellers leave great sums of money on the table when they are held in reserve, unwilling or unable to correctly prepare their home for sale. Unless you are in a situation of severe distress, money wise, there really are no excuses to not making your home “Market Ready”.

It starts with de-cluttering, cleaning and staging your home and making sure that everything is in working order and good repair. You must keep in mind that buyers will almost always overestimate any type of repair or needed update and want to deduct the perceived cost from the asking price….. Even if the property is priced AT or BELOW market value. This could happen despite the home being structurally sound and having lots of potential. It doesn’t matter if the asking price already reflects any and all shortcomings the home may have.

Don’t sabotage the sales result of one of your most valuable assets by not preparing your home for sale in every possible way. A pre-emptive home inspection and/or taking care of any problem areas BEFORE you present your home for sale, to the public, is an absolute must. If you lack the time or ability to make your home look and feel it’s very best you may want to hire a good stager. It can make the difference.

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