HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Danielle Scherman, a Realtor Associate from Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties joined us for Real Estate of Mind on Sunrise this morning. She shared some tips to make your property shine as you put it on the market. Check out the video of her interview and her outline below.
Why should I go through all the extra trouble to get my house prepped for a sale?
Bottom line is, it can cost you time and money for the following reasons:
What are some areas to think about:
Make a list of everything that is defective, broken, rusted or worn out. If potential buyers spot problems, they might wonder what else in the home has been neglected.
Aren't people there to look at the house, not my things?
You really want potential buyers to envision themselves living in your home and if they see all your family photos and your items everywhere, it will be hard for them to imagine themselves living there.
Do these improvements cost money?
A good real estate agent will help you weigh the cost of proposed improvements against the home's market value after the repairs or upgrades are completed. If repairs and upgrades are made, it may bring up the value of the property and yield a higher return.
When should I do these improvements?
From the get go, before you show your home, and especially before you post photos online .
Would an agent tell me the areas I need to improve?
As an agent, I make a point to share this information with my clients. It's important to me to help my clients sell their homes at the best possible pace and price and I certainly do advise my clients of the important things they could to do improve the value.
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