Move-in Ready

When buyers view your home, we all know that they ask themselves whether or not they like it. Assuming that the answer is “yes”, they then often try to determine how much work would be required before they could move in. It’s not unusual for a buyer to be interested in a property but be turned off by the perceived amount of work required. In fact, this can sometimes discourage a buyer from even making an offer.
That’s why ensuring your home is in as “move-in” condition as possible is so beneficial. It will usually help to sell your home quicker and for a higher purchase price.
So what does move-in ready mean? It means that there are no repairs or maintenance issues that need to be addressed immediately. Buyers can be discouraged by seemingly minor issues, such as a bedroom needing a new light fixture or a lightly dripping faucet. So it’s important to get those little repairs done before showing your home.
Buyers will also likely want to know the age of your furnace, water heater, and any other appliances, in order to anticipate when they will need to be repaired or replaced. If you have transferable warranties for any of these items, be sure to let buyers know as this is an added bonus.
A fresh coat of paint is one of the best investments you can make in preparing your home for sale. More than any other repair or renovation, a coat of paint can make just about any room look almost new and move-in ready. No one wants to walk into a room with chips in the paint or faded colours.
Buyers are sometimes worried about having to purchase new window coverings. If your window coverings will stay with the home, make that clear to buyers too because any extra you can provide entices them to want to make an offer.
Generally, the more you can do to make your home seem ready to move in, the better.
Want more tips on selling your home quickly and for the best price? I can help you determine what little maintenance issues to address to get you top dollar! Give Alicia a call today for more info!

Phone: (705)-309-8636


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