Despite COVID-19, more homes pended than listed in Bellingham in the last week.
Home buyers decide within 8 to 15 seconds of seeing a home whether or not they like it. Refer to my Home Staging menu to learn how to prepare your home for sale.
The neighborhood where your home is located has a big impact on how it is valued. Are homes fixed up? Are the schools assigned to your neighborhood considered better quality? Likewise, attributes like a view, connected greenbelt (undeveloped land, like maybe a park), proximity to neighbor homes, etc. have a big impact on how much someone is willing to pay for your home.
Once you have bought your home, you can't change it's location, but you can fix it up and make it attractive to buyers. That’s why home staging is so important - a home that is visually appealing will almost always sell faster and for more money – there’s your motivation!
No matter how grand or modest your home, it will sell, if priced correctly. The challenge is pricing your home low enough to attract buyers but high enough to meet your needs. No one likes to think they sold their home for less than what it is worth. But pricing your home too high, to "see what happens" often results in your selling your home for less than if you had priced the home correctly when you first listed your home.
Make sure these common items aren't called out in your home inspection or appraisal:
1. Double-strap your water heater
2. Install Co2 Detectors on each floor of your home and near bedrooms
3. Pull soil away from your home's foundation
4. Identify signs of moisture, fix the issue and repair moisture damage
5. Check out this HGTV webpage for more potential issues.
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