I show and view a lot of Richmond homes each year, and I am constantly surprised by sellers that have either not been coached, or don't care how their home appears to buyers. Your home is one of your most valuable assets and much of what you do and how you present your home for sale directly affects how much money you will realize from your sale.
Buyers will consider the structural and mechanical integrity of your home as well as the cosmetic appeal. If a Realtor tells you they can have your home listed and on the market tomorrow THEY ARE NOT DOING THEIR JOB. If you want a quick sale...fine but don't expect to get top dollar. The MLS is flooded with listings that are not selling and most likely never will sell and one of the main reasons is they simply don't show well. I find that very few homes are ready to list right away. There's always something that can be improved to increase a home's potential. Remember, it is possible to make a home show better than it actually is. It's done all the time but it takes a little time, effort and careful preparation. Most of these improvements tend to be simple cosmetic things like carpet cleaning, paint or minor repairs to cabinets doors and tile. If needed I have a full team of reliable and reasonably priced trades people I can recommend to make these minor repairs and improvements. Of course any money I suggest you spend to get your home market ready will be realized in a higher net selling price.
This entry was posted on December 18th, 2012 by Owen Bigland | Posted in Video Blog