Five Tips to Sell Homes Quickly, for the Highest Valuation
RISMEDIA, Nov. 5, 2007-Despite grim news in the New York Times noting
the pending home sale index has hit a record low, and it “hasn’t
hit rock bottom yet”, savvy home sellers have discovered the
secret to selling their homes. (New York Times, October 2, 2007).
Here are a few ways strategic thinkers prepare to sell their homes:
– Prelist Home Inspections. These inspections allow sellers
to identify and repair problems rather than lose money during the
sale. Statistics show that for every $1 of identified repairs, the
buyer would ask for double that in a price reduction. Paying $5,000
to repair a roof is far more enticing than losing $10,000 in the sale.
– Neighborhood Environmental Reports. These reports provide
important information on known and potential contamination that may
exist on or in the vicinity of a property. The seller could use this
information to ensure buyers that the home is in an environmentally
– An overview of the neighborhood’s assets. A list of
the neighborhood’s assets can help sellers market the area’s
positive attributes along with those of the home. Nearby schools,
parks, community pools or other features can add value for a buyer.
– Minor interior cosmetic enhancements. Upgrading or enhancing
elements in a home gives potential buyers the feeling that they can
move in and feel comfortable in the home right away. Besides making
kitchen and bathroom upgrades and cleaning floors and windows, the
entry way should be well lit, clean and uncluttered, as it’s
the first room a potential buyer evaluates.
– Minor exterior cosmetic enhances, curb appeal. Establish
the right first impression by making a home’s exterior more
appealing. Make certain the lawn is green and mowed. Evaluate any
stone walkways to be certain they’re even. Plant flowers to
add color and vibrancy.
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