There is a lot of advice out there on how to best appeal to home buyers and get the best price for your real estate.
While most of it could benefit you in some way, that advice is in no way the bible for selling your home.
Believing completely in these myths instead of choosing what’s right for you can cost you at the end of the day. It’s best to do your research and make your own decisions.
Today we’re dispelling these 5 real estate myths:
Myth #1: Kitchen and Bathroom renovations are necessary before selling.
It’s true that kitchens and bathrooms can be huge assets going when selling your home. However, while they remain a selling point, they are an investment that won’t reciprocate with a large return on investment. They are more of an incentive, rather.
Unless these areas of your home are in dire need of help, or you have set aside the money because you are willing to invest in those real estate assets, then perhaps consider smaller home updates.
Myth #2: The inside of the home is most important.
As I’ve mentioned before, in real estate first impressions matter. Many home buyers will judge your home based on the exterior.
On the plus side, adding some curb appeal is not difficult.
Myth #3: I don’t need to stage my home if it’s clean.
We’re far too close to be able to notice some of the details that professionals can. They know where to de-clutter and de-personalize, as well as how to make a home appear larger and more appealing to a broader group of people.
Myth #4: Granite isn’t “in” anymore.
Most home buyers are definitely still into granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, as well as quartz, marble, and concrete.
Myth #5: I don’t need to re-paint, home buyers will just re-paint when they move in if they don’t like the colours.
This is one of those small home upgrades I was talking about above. Re-painting in neutral tones can actually make a world of difference.
Moving is a lot of work, and there will likely be many changes the future homeowners will consider making. Paint colour can be overlooked, but many home buyers don’t want to. Neutral colours make it easier for people to picture their lives in your space whether it is with beige or white walls, or a vibrant red. The idea is just to have a cleaner canvas for them to imagine on.
If you are thinking of selling your home, give me a call at 604-218-9000 for a Complimentary Home Evaluation!