Although opinions vary depending on where the house is located, it's pretty standard that buyer's are taking a hard look at kitchens & bathrooms. Buyer's consider lots of "wants v/s needs", but it usually comes down to the price & is the price a good value for what they are buying. Of course, your first step is to interview several REALTORS in your area & have them give you a market analysis of your home. As REALTORS, we are professionals & marketing homes is what we do on a daily basis. But, here are a few things that will make your home stand out from the competition:
Reduce clutter: clean out closets, pick up clutter & pare down what's inside.
Pack away items & "collections" that you have throughout your house. When potential buyers are touring your home, you want them to focus on the house - not your stuff!
Tone down your creativity - you may be in love with the lime-green accent wall in your living room, but that may not appeal to potential buyers. You want your house to appeal to every poteneial buyer! When I'm showing houses to my buyer-clients, I always have them "name" the house: the house that smelled like cat ("The cat house"), the house with the great pool & deck ("The party house")...you don't want your house to be remembered as "the crazy paint house".
It doesn't stop on the inside...take a look at your curb appeal. How does your house stack up with the compitetion? Have your REALTOR take you to tour the houses on the market analysis, so you can see for yourself how your house compares to the others.... more
Nothing is standard as each offering plan is different. Sometimes you get it back and sometimes you don't, it depends on the rules and by laws of the association. I would call the management company and ask them, they should be able to direct you accordingly. Also, if you are using and attorney, he/she could find out for you too. Hope that helps.... more
What the seller would not like: 1. The seller might not like the fact that the agent can not disclose the confidential information that he/she may know about buyers, because he/she must treat both sides equally.
2. The agent also can not disclose the price the buyer is willing to accept without the permission of the buyer.
Why the seller would agree to all this? Because he wants to sell the property to all buyers, no matter from what side they are coming (his or the other agent).... more
For a quick sale, right pricing is key. A Realtor who knows how to price your property for quick sale should bring you more money than a private investor. Price it at 5-10% less than the next comparable property and reduce every 2 weeks if necessary. The private investors will take notice as well as the general public.
Good luck!... more