I even tell my seller including my own properties hose down the exterior bricks, sidewalk, and etc. make the house shine~
It says that 82% of all real estate agents polled state that buyers will not look inside a property if the curb appeal is unattractive.
The article goes on to report that 90% of real estate agents say that a sale depends upon the buyers first impressions of a property, and that the presentation of the exterior of the property is as important as the interior.
A house that you are offering to the market has to scream buy me before someone else does! Presentation and price attract the buyers and when you have attracted them be sure that nothing puts them off that attraction. No weeds or long grass, no bad paint, no bad neighbors, no pit bulls. Anything that you can't control you have to overcome with another attraction.
As a buyer the main things I am looking for are:
1.) a realistic price (no surprise here, but prices have yet to come out of fantasy land in most cases).
2.) a good floor plan (this too can be changed, but if the price isn't fair, then remodels become a poor investment).
3.) Solid building. (if the house is built poorly; ie. bad cuts, cracks in walls or floors etc. it's a then no-go).
4.) Road noise. (it's hard to tell until you go there how bad the noise will be).
If you have these challenges, a "comparative" price will not intice a buyer.
Compared to where I live here in Ft Myers, it is almost scary moving back to the Steubenville/
Wintersville areas. I probably should just stay where I am, but I miss my sister & bro-in-law
who live in Wintersville & they don't come down often enough. She still works, probably for
another year or two.
I asked the neighbor w/the basketball net if they could refrain from playing during the Open House...Guess what...he understood and was really cool about it. The other guy put a Tarp over his car.
Sometimes you just have to ask, most people understand.
Anyway Blah Blah, Blah, I Sold it(5 weeks on the market) for 97% of ask.
Good Luck to all that have replied and Thank You.