Is Your Home in “Move-In” Condition?
Buyers consider whether or not they like your home when they come to see it. If the answer is yes, they try to figure out how much work they’ll have to do before they can move in.
It’s not unusual for a buyer to be interested in a home but turn it down due to the imagined amount of work necessary. This can deter a buyer from making an offer in the first place.
That’s why it’s critical to get your house “move-in” ready as soon as possible. It will aid in selling your house more quickly and, in many cases, at a higher price.
So, what exactly does the “move-in” condition imply? It indicates that no immediate repairs or maintenance are required. Even seemingly minor flaws, such as a loose closet shelf or a faintly dripping showerhead, can deter buyers. So, before you show your house, make those minor repairs.
Buyers will want to know how old your furnace, water heater, and other appliances are, so they can estimate when they will need to be fixed or replaced. If any of these things have transferrable warranties, make sure buyers are aware of them.
A new coat of paint is one of the most cost-effective ways to prepare your property for sale. A coat of paint, more than any other repair or restoration, can make any room look almost new and move-in ready.
Some buyers are concerned about having to replace their window coverings. Make it plain to purchasers if your window coverings will stay with the house.
More often than not, the more you can do to make your property appear move-in ready, the better.
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