Getting a house to work out may seem like a tough task. How do you get it to the gym in the first place?
Tough as it sounds you can get your house in shape with just a few simple things. As a REALTOR in the Central New Jersey Market we are starting to see houses that are fit for selling going very quickly. After all getting in shape is about moving right?
Ok enough of the jokes. What can you do to make certain that your home is the next one sold? Get things in order. I was out showing homes yesterday in Bridgewater and the first thing we came across when we opened the door was a bunch of kids toys strung out all over the foyer. I wish I had a picture of the buyer’s faces when they walked in. We spent all of 7 minutes in the house.
Clean up the clutter and do some in depth cleaning. Have a neighbor take a look at your home or ask your REALTOR to give you their professional opinion. Do you have so many things sitting around the kitchen that people cannot see the kitchen counters? I know you have to live their while the house is on the market but after you use something put it in the cabinets out of sight.
Look around the house for signs of small cracks, peeling paint, or threadbare carpet. Does the doorbell work? Is the bathroom faucet leaking just a little bit? In this current real estate environment buyers can be very picky about what they want in a house. There are 92 homes in Bridgewater right now that have 4 bedrooms or more. Think my buyers have a few choices?
A home inspection from a professional home inspector can be a wise investment before you try to sell. The home inspector will make sure that your home will pass the buyer’s inspection when they want to look at your home. Many buyers will not even ask for a roof credit. They will just go to the next house. Doesn’t it make sense to get things repaired before the buyer sees your home so they do not ask for a big credit or worse does not even make an offer?
As a real estate agent, I have a list of people who do various handyman repairs, roofing, pest control, home inspections and painting jobs. If you would like to get an idea of what types of things may keep your home from selling for top dollar I would be happy to come by your home and help you get your home in shape before the spring selling season. If you would like a list of people I work with to get a home fit for the market. Just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 732-302-1771.