When you’re getting your home ready for sale, it’s really important to consider that the little things actually do matter. Most sellers I talk to, however, don’t really believe that. They’re on board, for the most part, that BIG things matter – like they understand that if it’s a hoarder house, the hoard will have to be cleared out otherwise the price will really suffer. But I’m here to tell you that the little things can make all the difference too. I have a listing now and we just got kind of a low-ball offer on it. The listing looks great in photos, and looks great in person, unless you look closely. If you look closely, you can tell that it’s not a high quality paint job. It’s not a horrible paint job, but there are some drips, and areas where the paint did not cover well, and the painters didn’t like remove some light fixtures before they painted and so you can see the old paint here and there around the edges. That kind of thing. The agent who submitted the offer said well, there’s this other house, and it has a REALLY GREAT paint job. That’s the only thing she mentioned about the other house the buyer also likes. I was working with the seller as they had the home painted, and I pointed out dozens of touch-ups that were required; a lot of them never got touched up. Listen: if you want a top-notch price for your home, you can’t cheat. If buyers are paying top dollar, they don’t want to see inexpensive materials and substandard workmanship. To get a top price, in almost any market, you’ll want to make sure that you pay attention to the details – because your buyer sure will.
The Little Things Can Make All The Difference
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