If you’re like most people selling a home in DC Ranch, you know that you need to make your space as appealing as possible to prospective buyers. But there are a few things that might be hurting your home’s value – at least how much buyers believe it’s worth – that you may need to correct before you even list.
Here’s what you need to know.
3 Things That Can Tank Your Home’s Value
When you’re used to living in your own space, you might turn a blind eye to outdated decor, flooring, appliances or curb appeal – but you can’t afford to do that if you’re trying to sell. Here are four things that can negatively affect buyers’ perceived value of your home:
- Outdated appliances
- Poor curb appeal
Here’s a closer look at each.
Carpet: It Could Be Making Your Home Less Desirable
Homebuyers just aren’t big fans of carpet. It’s passable in bedrooms and hallways, but even in those spaces, it’s been on a downward trajectory for quite some time. Talk to your REALTOR® about whether you should replace the flooring in your home before you list. He or she might suggest installing hardwood or tile, or offering buyers a flooring allowance so they can install a floor they’ll love.
Why Outdated Appliances Gotta Go
Outdated appliances give off a bad vibe; they can make your home appear older than it really is. Buyers like to see newer appliances – especially those that are more energy efficient than their older cousins are – and putting them in can give your whole kitchen a new look. Even if you don’t intend to sell them with the home because you want to bring them to your new home, it’s a good idea to upgrade if your appliances have seen better days.
Poor Curb Appeal Can Make Buyers Hit the Gas – in the Opposite Direction
Buyers start forming their first impression of your home when they first see it from the street, so you have to make sure you get them started on the right foot. That may mean freshening up your home’s exterior with new paint, getting new house numbers or upgrading your mailbox (HOA-permitting, of course).
Are You Selling a Home in DC Ranch This Summer?
Thinking about selling your home in DC Ranch? Call us at 480-360-0281 to find out how we’ll market it to all the right buyers. If you’re also looking for a new home, we’d love show you any listing in the community. Let us know what you’re looking for and we’ll be happy to search for something that’s a perfect match for your needs.
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