Why Does my House Have to be Perfect Before I List it?

Ok, but seriously now....:)

If you were going to try and sell your vehicle, you would want it to look perfect, right? I am going to assume (dangerous, I know!) that you would take all your possessions out, any garbage, and give it a good cleaning before showing it to any potential buyers.  You would take the steps necessary to ensure you got the most money back as possible.  And the thing with a vehicle is, its not usually a good investment. Meaning that it depreciates in value as time goes by.

Now think about your house.  It is most likely the largest investment you have ever or will ever make.  It is the opposite of your vehicle.  It depends on the market you are in, but as time goes by your house will increase in value.  It will increase even more if you take good care of it.  It will increase more than that if you complete the right renovations.

So why wouldn't you want to do everything you possibly could to make sure that value isn't compromised when people come to view it?

Potential buyers are going to view your house and decide if they can see themselves living there.  When they have decided that they can, they are going to be looking for any imperfections or downfalls that they can use to lower your asking price.  If your house is perfect, you have the negotiating power, not them.

Why does your house have to be perfect? So that you get the most money out of your biggest investment.  Can you really afford for it not to be perfect?

Stay tuned for some tips on how to make your house perfect before listing or give me a call and I would be happy to help.

Have a great weekend!