The Power of T.I.M.I.N.G.
There is no time like NOW… to list your home for sale expecting to receive one possibly two strong offers then waiting too long…and being reduced to beg for any offer. If you miss this window of opportunity, well that is just what may happen.
Mistakes some sellers make; The time to plan; getting estimates and then the time to do the actual work can take from 2 to 6 weeks; at this point in the season that will leave you the beginning of summer.. If you want a good price for your home then list it NOW. Let us Show it on the weekends when eager buyers are looking. You may get an offer that you like and not have to do anything! You can also use the work needed as an edge to NEGOTIATE with buyers…$3000 carpet & paint allowance. Money you plan on spending anyway can actually help a buyer with the cash for closing costs to buy your home. AND BUYERS ARE LIKE GOLD THESE DAYS. Strategize to give them more to keep them happy and feeling like they are getting the best deal.
There are a number of short-sales and REO’s that has brought the sale values lower… Ask yourself if doing all that extra work is worth it? Putting $2000 to $5000 into your home to look nicer, cleaner, brighter… will not yield you a return of… $25,000. $10,000 will not yield you a return of $25,000. Not in this market. Yes, curb appeal is important. Touch up paint to make it look fresh. Some good ol’ labor…or you can create a job for the handyman in your neighborhood.
Do the very minimum…take all the old curtains off – Clean the carpets $150 + wash the windows = clean and bright! Maintain the yard; mow, trim bushes, weed and water. You can plant flower in the front yard for curb appeal $150 Total =$300.00
Saint Patty’s Day-May- Memorial Day, 4th of July, September – Labor Day – then… it’s all over.
(see full article on www.retalkblog.com – by Renee Baccaro Realtor®
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