How can sellers make sure they get the maximum sales price for their home?
Staging is very important, but staging alone is not enough. In this market, many buyers are busy professionals, or from outside the country, and they will pay a premium for a turn-key property. Therefore, before bringing their homes on the market, wise sellers will look at their properties through the eyes of the modern buyer. Ask yourself, “Is my home move-in ready?” If not, explore what low-cost (or no-cost) steps can be taken to make your home more attractive.
The types of improvements that tend to pay the highest return include fixing broken items; oiling and realigning drawers, doors, and cabinets; painting; refinishing floors; trimming bushes and trees; and replacing knobs and handles. On the other hand, larger and more personal projects are better left to the buyer.
Buyers have to pay a lot of money to buy a home in this hot market, so they are naturally going to gravitate towards homes that look the best. It is important that your home is properly prepped, staged, filmed, and photographed in such a way that visitors can imagine themselves living there.