One of the greatest, single obstacles, to many homeowners, considering selling their homes, either soon, or a little further, into the future, is the battle against, their own, personal perceptions! It's important for these individuals to consult, and discuss the challenges, obstacles, and limit of perceptions, with a real estate professional, who should address these, and discuss a well - informed, facts - oriented philosophy, and approach. With that in mind, this article will briefly attempt to examine, consider, and explain, 5 easily addressed (and fixed), perceptions, many homeowners possess, and how to repair some of these misconceptions.
1. "It's not an issue":Many homeowners get used to some of the peculiarities, etc, of the house, they reside in. Some of these, may, include, unusual noises, squeaks, drafts, etc. There might be some sort of odor, that one becomes nose - blind, to! Are there any factors that might harm the first impression. of a potential, qualified home - buyer, and, thus, harm the opportunity to get the best possible offers, etc? An experienced, real estate agent, should be able to help you better understand, and address, some of the factors, etc.
2. Procrastinate:When a homeowner procrastinates, he often risks, making a minor issue, into a major one, and a small expense, an expensive one! For example, repair small cracks, etc, in concrete, etc, before they expand, and become extremely expensive issues! Other areas to consider should include: chipped paint; stains; minor odors; landscaping issues, etc.
3. Wait - hope to make it the buyer's problem:Nearly every home buyer hires a professional home inspector, and/ or engineer, to inspect, a house, before finalizing their offer. These professionals will often discover issues to be addressed, some minor (and others, major), and if the owner, waits until this to occur, an otherwise, quality deal, often becomes challenged (or worse!). Procrastination is often the biggest challenge to a quality transaction!
4. Spending priorities:If one's intentions are longer - term, spending decisions are often personal, but, if the focus is on making changes, which might benefit the sales process (and pricing), it's often how one places their priorities, which makes a significant difference. Painting touch - ups, odor - elimination, curb appeal, etc, and modernizing areas such as kitchens and baths, often, result in more bang - for - the - buck.
5. Uncertainty:Before an owner proceeds, he should seriously consider, examine, and understand, his intentions, goals, needs, and priorities. When one proceeds with uncertainty, he often hurts, his best interests!
It's often a good idea, for homeowners, to consider, and address, these 5 easily fixed, and addressed perceptions, and/ or misunderstandings. Will you become a better educated owner?