Yes, it is true, housing inventory is tighter than normal. It's not REALTORS just trying to get your business. While many houses have moved off the market quickly, this doesn't mean every house is snatched up as soon as it is for sale. Overpriced and unprepared homes still sit on the market. If you want to sell, you need to get your home in order. When you put your house on the market you are entering a price war and a beauty contest. The ideal way to compete is to offer your house in the best condition at the best price. Visualize this - a buyer looks at 6 homes similarly priced. Three aredated and tired in appearance, two are somewhat updated but still need work, and the sixth one is immaculate and renovated. Guess which one will attract the buyer?!
As a seller, you need to assess what improvements/repairs are needed. Your agent can help determine what projects will have the most value to buyers. And you can help determine what projects will have the most value to buyers. And you should get the work done prior to putting the house on the market.
The old adage is true, "You never get a second chance to make a good first impression." Having your home in top notch condition and properly priced will help position you for a successful and timely sale. Contact me for a free Home Enhancement Guide and more practical advice on prepping a house! 603-526-4116, Donna@DonnaForest.com, www.DonnaForest.com.
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