Does this make sense to you?
You have lived in your home for many years and now are moving, but before you can move you want to “fix-up” your dated house.
In this competitive market, perhaps you aren’t confident that your home will sell as-is or for the price that you want it to sell for. Some home owners do try to sell as-is. Selling as-is can be a problem; potential buyers may not have vision or time to fix up a new home. These buyers won’t be buying the as-is home because they can’t envision it any other way, or don’t want to get into a project house.
What do you do?!?!
Before you start to fix it up, have it inspected. The buyers will be doing that themselves, but as a seller I would want to know any big problems before they could ruin a sale. I hate surprises like that! Fix the big problems, then fix the cosmetic problems.
I have often wondered why we want to fix up our home for someone else; we should be doing that for ourselves!
Instead of living with that tired looking carpet, replace it now! Why wait to the house goes on the market just so someone else can see the new floor? Don’t we deserve the new carpeting or flooring? Your home might need some cosmetic work too. Don’t wait to do that just for someone else! When replacing items for real estate we tend to think we need neutral colors, but it doesn’t need to be white. White can be too sterile looking, not warm and inviting. There are other neutral colors that appealing and are “move right in colors”. Update the lighting- don’t forget to use brighter bulbs to bathe the room with light! Replace dirty broken and dated window coverings. Give your windows the warmth of wood on a budget by using Hunter Douglas EverWood® TruGrain® Alternative Wood Blinds. They look amazing and will go with any decorating style.
Afterwards you are going to say “Why didn’t I do this sooner?” You will love the new look and the perspective buyers will appreciate the updated interior. Hopefully you will hear “I want this house”!!