The Little Things That Can Devalue Your Home For A Quick Sale

Quick Sale

If you are in the market to sell your home, you know that your property has thousands of others competing for a quick sale. Some homes are situated in better neighborhoods, and others are in better condition. There are numerous factors that determine how quickly your home will sell. Consider the things below that can devalue your home and prevent you from selling or getting your asking price.

For A Quick Sale

A highly customized home or one in need of too many repairs will be harder to sell. It is much easier to sell a home that is suited to a large variety of tastes. If your home can suit a large population of individuals, you will have an easier time selling it than if it were a highly customized home. The more people want to purchase a home like yours, the better your chances of making a quick sale.

The location and condition of your home are two of the most important factors that can dictate its value. Your home’s value can also be affected by the number of individuals looking to purchase in a given neighborhood as well as the quality of the local school district.

What your neighbor does can in fact depreciate the value of your home. For example, if your neighbor paints his or her house the color of seasick green, it can in fact become a turnoff to potential buyers. The same can be said about having noisy businesses nearby. Most potential buyers will not buy a home in a neighborhood that has unappealing homes or noisy businesses nearby.

Having a well-cared-for lawn is important to potential buyers, but a lawn that features plants that require a lot of maintenance can become a turnoff. Plants that hang into your neighbor’s yard and create a mess, or plants that can actually affect the structural foundation of your home can affect your home’s value.

Your home should be painted a neutral tone such as cream or beige to appeal to a widespread range of individuals. A color consultant can help you make the right decision if you are ever unsure.

Don’t choose paint that is either textured or glossy when painting the interior of your home. Much like with the exterior, having an interior that is too custom can depreciate the value of your property. Choose a matte color that is neutral and can appeal to a wide range of individuals.

Always ask for professional guidance before choosing to remodel any given part of your home. A good remodeling project can add value to your home, but there are plenty that can actually hinder the value. Get the suggestions of local realtors and designers in order to consider which projects are a good decision to increase your home’s market value.

Selling your home in a poor economy is no easy task. Some homes sell faster than others and there is always a widespread range of reasons as to why. This article has discussed some ways that you can devalue your home, but if you just refrain from doing these things, you are on your way to making a quick sale!

Tips and Tricks to Get Your House Sold Fast!

Tips and Tricks

Your Home – Being a new home owner I’ve spent the last few years searching for homes on the market. I’ve also spent a lot of time attending open houses and doing showings. There are certain things that sellers have done to make the homes more appealing and other things that are complete turn offs to potential buyers.

One of the primary ways that I initially would see homes for sale is through online posting and pictures. While the number of beds and baths were really important in a new home we also looked very closely at the living space. Was there a space to have a TV and was there space to host parties or have guests over? We liked knowing that our new home could be a social place. The pictures were also very important. If a place looked dirty, had weird colors, or too much furniture than it was usually a turn off. That first impression online could make a huge difference. If the realtor had photos that showed a good scope of the home and the home was neat and organized we were much more interested in seeing the place in person.

When we would go to see the home in person the front yard curb appeal was important. This is where you can really see if the sellers cared for the home and it’s appearance to the outside world. If they had flowers and the condition of the home looked good we would feel better about the overall shape of the home. Upon entering the home we would like mostly that the home be clean and uncluttered. This would help us to focus on the important details of the home itself. It was also easy to see when DIY projects were done incorrectly. A seller might want to get those cosmetic problems fixed before putting their home on the market. For each painting error or wrongly placed molding I would wonder what was wrong with the electrical and plumbing of the home!

Another thing to keep in mind is being flexible to showing your home. This should be by having open houses or allowing late night showings. There were a few occasions in which we couldn’t schedule to see a home because the home owners were not flexible. Therefore we quickly lost interest in the home and moved on. We also liked to be able to do Sunday open houses and look more casually at homes.

Finally if you are selling your home please be willing to work with the buyer. During our home inspection there were a lot of uncovered issues and costs that came up. If our sellers wouldn’t have given on the price of the home a little bit we would have walked away from the property. You have to realize that there are limited buyers out there in some places and there needs to be some negotiation in this important issues.

Finally and most importantly. Price your home correctly! If you’re home is overpriced you will not sell it. You will not have showings. Use your agent and recent market sales to get your home priced where it should be!