When you sell something, it’s important to consider what your customer wants to buy. According to the National Association of Realtors, only 6% of today’s buyers report that they are looking for a DIY fixer-upper.2 The vast majority want a move-in-ready home. This means that any outstanding repairs or dated features can be a major turn-off to many home buyers.
Before your home goes on the market, we’ll conduct a thorough walk-through to identify any problems that could prevent it from selling at top dollar. In some cases, we may recommend a professional pre-listing inspection. Finding and addressing issues like leaks, rot, and foundation problems up front can pay off in the final sale price. Plus, it prevents sales from falling through because of a red flag on the home inspection, a scenario no seller wants to face.
Beyond repairs, we’ll also help you identify the simple upgrades that offer the highest return on your investment. For example, new paint can give your home a fresh look at a reasonable cost. However, it’s important to choose the right colors. One study found that painting your bathroom light blue could lead to a 1.6% increase in the offer price!3 Similarly, minor landscaping improvements can pay off in a major way. A healthy lawn offers an estimated 256% return on investment.4
As you get ready to sell your home, focus on tasks that make it inviting, show it’s cared for, and boost your curb appeal.