When you are getting ready to sell your home you will get lots of advice and not all the advice is true. You need to separate the truth from the myths. The following will list a few of the facts and fictions…

Myth #1 – My Kitchen and Bathroom Will Need to be Redone Before Listing the Property

  • Fact – Kitchens and bathrooms are important rooms in the sale of your home. But an expensive complete renovation is not necessary.

Remodeling your kitchen and bath increases home sale value. Minor kitchen renovations like replacing appliances, repainting, countertop upgrades, and new flooring typically recouped 72.2% of their cost in the home’s resale value.

Myth #2 – My Home Interior Is More Important Than the Exterior of My Home

  • Fact – Your home exterior is very important. Snap judgments by the lack of curb appeal can be made by homebuyers.

So many homebuyers now look on line or drive by a property listed for sale before making an appointment to see the home. And they can be turned off by the exterior of the home. For probably less than $100-200 you can spruce up your exterior. Paint the front door, get a new house number, cut the grass, plant a few flowers, trim the trees and bushes and buy a new welcome mat.

Myth #3 – I Will Need To “Stage” My Home for It to Sell

  • Fact – Getting rid of dirty laundry and sweeping the front porch and scrubbing the kitchen floor are not enough anymore. Professional home stagers have raised the bar.

A home stager is responsible for preparing a home for sale. The goal of staging a home is to make it more appealing while still allowing the potential buyers to envision putting their own personal touch on the property. An unstaged house will pale when compared to others on the market.

Myth #4 – No One Wants My Granite Countertops or Stainless Steel Appliances

  • Fact – Sorry to say but the majority of homebuyers still want granite countertops and stainless steel appliances.

It is fine to have quartz, marble, or concrete countertops but most shoppers just want to steer away from anything that looks dated. When you remodel, keep in mind if you will be selling your home in the next few years. If so, stick to timeless elements with mass appeal.

Myth #5 – Homebuyers Are Not Bothered By the Need to Paint the Interior Walls

  • Fact – Making sure your home is well-painted before selling is worth the cost. It will greatly impress potential buyers if your house has a professional finish with sharp cut lines along ceilings and trim.

It is most important to paint all your walls with a neutral color. It will give your home a fresh look plus the neutral color shows up great on the online photos of your home. Freshly painted walls give a great first impression. If you do the work yourself it should only cost you about $400-$500

Now your home is ready for selling and you are ready to choose a local real estate agent who is dedicated to serving you to do the property listing for you.

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