Buyers DO CARE if:
1. The curb appeal is not appealing:)
2. The walls/trim need a paint job either because of condition or colors.
3. There is an unpleasant odour of any kind. Musty smells, pets, cooking, or cigarette odours are a few of the turn-offs.
4. The flooring is dated or in poor shape.
5. There is not much visible storage.
6. Lighting fixtures, faucets, appliances, and counter tops are outdated.
7. The house is not as clean as their own standards.
So the bottom line is before you put your house on the market:
1. Improve your curb appeal.
2. Edit and organize every closet, pantry, shelf, cabinet.
3. Do all the painting, repairs and updates.
4. Scrub, scrub, scrub everything. A house can never be too clean.
If your house shows well, is marketed well and priced correctly for market conditions and location, you WILL sell!
If your house does not show well it will not sell even if it is marketed well and priced correctly. You will likely get low ball offers because of the perceived value of the house by the buyers. In the same way, if your house shows beautifully, the buyers will perceive it to have a higher value and you will get more offers and better offers.
So, to get the best possible price for your house in the least possible time, make sure you get your house ‘market ready’ before listing it. Don’t leave money on the table!