Top Considerations For Selling Your Home “As-Is”
When the time has come that you have made your decision to sell your home then you will want to begin preparing your home for sale. As you take a good look at it from the exterior to interior and go room by room, you will have to think about what may need to be done to it before you go to market. There are always going to be some definite action items like repairing anything that impairs the operation of the home such as a leaky faucet, electrical problem or broken door. However, in some cases focusing on cleanliness and staging can be a better route than making improvements. Here are some top things to consider when you prepare to sell.
This is a simple “dollars and sense” question as in does it make sense to even put that much money into the home. For example if you sink tons of money into the kitchen remodel would you necessarily get all of it back in the sale? Or can you do some more cost effective items like making sure all of the paint and tile is in tip top shape while you consider replacing all of the hardware for newer modern pieces.
Enduring a Renovation
Continuing on the ROI idea is whether or not you have the time and patience to live through a renovation. Important rooms of the home that generally call for significant updates would be your bathrooms and kitchen. You will have to question if you are willing to or even have the ability to live through the disruption of your home that a remodel will impose.
Chances are you may not select the design, materials or function that your buyer may wish to have. You may be better off with focusing on cleanliness, staging or more cost effective updates like fresh paint of a neutral color.
All of the efforts you put into the inside of your home are going to be fruitless if nothing is cared for on the outside. The front of your home is the first and last thing everyone who views it will see. Make sure your landscaping and home’s condition are in tip top shape. If you want to make more enhancements consider some patio furniture as staging that you can take with you to your new home.
If you are debating whether you should even do a small renovation project the question of timing comes into play. If you are doing it on your own or if you are at the mercy of a contractor’s schedule then you will need to factor in the time it will take to see if that works with your moving plans. If you have already found a new home to purchase then you may be on a tighter time frame.
In the end there are many things to think about for your specific home and personal situation. However, never underestimate the power of having your home in perfect, clean condition combined with the right amount of staging.