Which improvements will help sell real estate?

Don’t over do it!

Most home sellers have grandiose ideas of what they should do to prep their home for sale. Realtors are in touch with the market every day and a good one can save you money when it comes to selling your home.

The market is good now and improving every day. Still you must control your investment and price your home wisely to sell well.

This is the advice from Dian Hymer writing in Inman News. Most sellers try to do too much and they invest money in improvements that sellers have no interest in. Dian’s advice is below.

Be aware:

Homeowners who are thinking about selling this year should be aware of what today’s buyers are looking for in a home. It will affect what you should do to get your home ready for sale, and how you should price it.

Ask you Realtor:

It’s a good idea to consult with your real estate agent before you make fix-up improvements. Review your list of preparation-for-sale projects and get your agent’s feedback before starting any work.

Sometimes, sellers think projects need to be done that are really not essential in successfully marketing the home. For instance, your yard may be in poor condition, but this doesn’t mean that you should have it re-landscaped. This is the kind of improvement you’d do for yourself if you were planning to stay in the house for years. A cosmetic redo will usually suffice.

Pricing Real Estate:

Proper pricing is the key factor affecting the saleability of your home in today’s market. Make sure you’re comparing apples to apples when you evaluate the probable selling price of your home.

Be smart:

Stick to cost-effective, tasteful improvements for maximum appeal at a reasonable cost.

The Sharon Harkness real estate experts.
Sharon Harkness and her team can give you smart and up to date advice on selling your home. Call 217.621.6308 or email Sharon@sharonharkness.com .

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