3 Things Your Realtor Wish You Knew About Selling Your Home

1. Your home is nice, but...
You took a lot of time to decorate your home the way you like it, but the problem is, it's the way "you" like it. Clutter and over-decorating can make a home look crowded, and it can make it more difficult for a potential buyer to picture themselves living there. You want buyers to walk in and see the potential without having to ignore a bunch of clutter. Ask your Brinkoetter agent how you can make it look the best!

2.  Your remodeling might be wasted money
Some people spend thousands of dollars remodeling their homes or adding editions before they decide to list their home. The idea being that if you put $5,000 into it, you'll probably make $5,000 more on the sale of your home. That's not always the case. Home upgrades do not always increase value. In some cases you may not get any of that money back. Before you invest in remodeling your home, be sure to ask your Brinkoetter agent if it's a good idea. With the research our company does on what homebuyers are looking for, and our experience in this area, our agents know if your project is likely to have a good ROI.

3.  You may need to do some repairs and do a "deep clean"
You may have to spend some time and money on repairs inside and outside of your home. If your walls need a fresh coat of paint, do it. If you have scratches on doors or other areas, touch them up. Do you have pets? Clean everything top to bottom. Maybe get your carpets cleaned. Some of the "little" things may seem insignificant to you because you've lived there for years and you're used to them, but to a fresh, prospective buyer, those little things add up, and in their minds, that costs a lot of money and takes a lot of time, when in reality, they don't.

In Summary
If you want to know the truth, these three things are just the tip of the iceberg. When it comes to selling a home, there are SO many things to consider. Our agents have the knowledge to get you from "For Sale" to "Sold," saving you time, money, and headaches along the way. When you're ready to list, call a Brinkoetter agent!

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