Last week I discussed the “bad stuff” buyers may say when viewing a home. Now I will tell you the “good stuff.” Buyers walking in the door are smiling and chatting about the entrance, when I hear them say: The front yard is neat, clean, and looks easy to maintain. They walk into the living room […]
Last week I discussed the “bad stuff” buyers may say when viewing a home. Now I will tell you the “good stuff.”
Buyers walking in the door are smiling and chatting about the entrance, when I hear them say:
- The front yard is neat, clean, and looks easy to maintain.
They walk into the living room and immediately there is a feeling of excitement:
- I love the molding at the ceiling; it makes the room feel so elegant.
- Did they just redo the floors? The wood is beautiful and the color is perfect.
- The room feels so open and light.
- Taking out the wall between the living room and dining room was a great idea. I love an open floor plan.
- Look, there are double pane windows.
Moving on to the kitchen:
- OOOHHH! High end appliances (not paying much attention to the older cabinets).
- Nice counter space
- There is even room for a breakfast table
And then there are the bedrooms:
- Wow! There is room for a king size bed
- The second bedroom is a real bedroom too! In the house we just left one of the bedrooms was more like a large closet. Could it really have been a bedroom?
- This is not the super modern bathroom we are looking for, but I like it. It must be the fresh paint and staging. It sure makes a difference.
Walking through the back yard garden:
- Look! There is a bar-b-que. Perfect! We will have to buy a patio table. I know we will have great parties here.
- This is a beautiful old garden. It looks like the owners spent many hours here and enjoyed gardening.
Removing a wall may not be an option, but painting and cleaning up is a low cost way to add value to your home. Even a neglected back yard, or garden can be brought to life with relatively little time, energy and money.
Positive comments like these mean dollars for sellers, or in a buyer’s market, could mean the difference between selling and not selling a home. A wise seller will review in detail every room of their home with their agent to figure out exactly what changes make sense in preparing their home for sale.
Remember: Buyers have choices when hunting for San Francisco City Living—and without real pressure to buy—will wait until they find the perfect home.
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