Curb Appeal Makes the Difference When Selling Your Home

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Curb Appeal Makes the Difference When Selling Your Home

Curb Appeal Makes the Difference When Selling Your Home. First impressions matter when it comes to selling your home. According to National Association of Realtors, 63% of home buyers will go visit a home, after viewing it online.

The homes exterior including the front yard, walk way(s), driveway and sidewalk all play a big part in the homes curb appeal.  Even if you’re not planning to sell your home soon, a fresh welcoming exterior is nice to come home to.

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Big and Bold Address Numbers

We added big bold house numbers to our exterior, and a new coat of paint. Color schemes make a difference. Clean up the landscape and basic small exterior repairs make the curb appeal work. Paint that front door and shutters to match.

Replacing the lighting, from small to big statement-making pendant light. Add lighting beneath the eaves or install solar lights along the front walk. Remember to lay out a neat path to the backyard. Use natural state of Texas plants and flowers in the front and backyards. These will grow year round and not need much attention throughout the year.

Remember, a little can go a long way to great curb appeal. When you live in the city, it can be hard to personalize your home’s exterior. Though working with what you have by adding neat window planters, glossy black shutters, good lighting and clearly visible house numbers.

Curb Appeal Makes the Difference When Selling Your Home

Spending a couple of weekends working on the outside of your house, in beautiful weather to make sure your home looks great, benefits everybody and the neighborhood. Before long your neighbors will be doing the same to their properties.

Now, let’s look at those windows. Sometimes a good cleaning will do the trick. But then there are times when a new set of windows are needed. One of the simplest but most satisfying fix-ups you can do is to make your windows shine again. We all enjoy natural light in the house. You may need to pull some weeds or ivy around the house to get that natural light inside.

How does the trim around the window panes look? Does it need more than a paint job. Clear out the rotted wood if needed. Not such a hard to thing to do. DIY clapboard repairs.

Renew the deck(s) in front and back. Fixing the deck spaces around your home, so they’re safer and more inviting for summer and fall entertaining.

 

Doing these repairs and clean ups may take a couple of weekends, but in the end it will be well worth your time and effort.

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Should I Fix-Up My Home or Sell It As Is?

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Selling Your Home In “As-Is” Condition

Should I Fix-Up My Home or Sell it As Is? A few years ago, a past client called to say her next-door neighbor needed to sell their home A.S.A.P. To say it needed work was an understatement.

It had holes in the walls all the way to the exterior. There was urine-soaked wood floors. Few of the electrical outlets work. The bathroom tub had fallen through the joists. All in all, the home appeared inhabitable.

All faucets in the bathroom’s and kitchen leaked. In one bedroom, I found a pile of dead rats swept into a pile in the center of the floor.

This was no easy fix for this house and a coat of paint would not have helped sell this place. The owners priced it low enough that it attracted multiple offers and sold with zero days on market. Only contractors and flippers made offers on this home.

Some Home Buyers Want Fixer-Upper Homes?

Yes, a few home buyers want to buy a fixer upper house. But most of those buyers want a home that needs light cosmetic repairs. Some buyers who do want fixer-uppers are those who don’t qualify to buy a more expensive home. So, again, should I fix-up my home or sell it as is?

I’ve yet to meet a first-time home buyer who says, “Give me a home I can tear down”. Most fixer-upper buyers will do simple repairs. Maybe paint the walls, put in new carpeting or replace light fixtures. They typically don’t want to rebuild a foundation or move walls. That is more for the fix-n-flippers who buy to make a profit.

Fixer-upper buyers will discount the price of the home to allow for the repairs. So, let’s say, a home is worth $100,000 fixed up, but it needs a new roof. A new roof might cost $10,000. A buyer most likely will not offer $90,000 for this home. Otherwise, they could buy an identical home with a new roof for $100,000 and not have the hassle.

Sometimes the insurance will cover the cost of the new roof should a storm have had damaged the roof.

A buyer for this type of home might offer $75,000, or even less. In this scenario, a seller would be smarter to pay for a new roof and sell the home for $100,000. Should your house need minor repairs, or just a few repairs. Fixing it yourself is the way to go.

Should I Fix-Up My Home or Sell It As Is?

Should I Fix-Up My Home or Sell it As Is?

Now, Before Fixing Up Your Home, a smart home seller will weigh the cost of improvements against the home’s market value, after the repairs or upgrades are completed.

If an upgrade won’t return the investment, the improvement might not be warranted.
Go tour other homes in the neighborhood before taking on repair project on your home.

Find what you like or dislike about some of these houses. Ask a real estate investor to make an offer on your home in it’s “as-is” condition. Make a list of everything that is defective, broken or worn out.

Here are 10 minimum improvements to make before selling your home:
• Patch holes and cracks in walls and ceilings.
• Fix all broken appliances and HVAC systems.
• Repair leaky faucets.
• Replace worn or stained carpeting.
• Repaint dark or marred walls with neutral paint (not white).
• Replace broken window glass.
• Repair the roof.
• Change out any dated light fixtures / ceiling fans.
• Replace old drapes and window coverings.
• Fix code violations.

Get an offer that reflects what you’ve put in.

Tell us about your home and what makes it unique. What have you upgraded? Also, what needs work? We will take all that into account, along with neighborhood data and recent nearby home sales. At that point, we can make you a competitive offer. Then we’ll call you to talk it through.

If the home is in poor condition or has not been updated, most buyers interested in the home will be investors or builders who will look to fix up the home and flip it or tear it down and build a new structure. Real estate investors and builders will want to purchase an “as is” home at below the property’s current market value to ensure they make a profit on their investment.

Since 2001, we have been buying and selling homes in the Dallas, Fort Worth area. We have purchased hundreds of homes in the DFW area with many very happy clients.  Being able to remodel, and update to current standards is what we pride ourselves on.

Call Robert – (Cash For Houses Dallas) at (214) 723-1304 or email robert@cashforhousesrh.com to get your competitive cash offer today.

Should I fix-Up My Home or Sell It As Is?

Some quick fixes when selling your home pay off. But which brings the most return on investment? Many sellers try to do the right thing, they often make repairs that are not needed. So ask yourself, what time of year is best to sell? The location of your home, is it accessible to highways, shopping etc?

Is now a good time to sell? What is the market, hot or not? Drive your neighborhood to see what competition is selling. Do you have ranch style home or a shot-gun style home? These things matter when selling your home.

There is no hard rule. But there are general guidelines and the National Association of Realtors may be helpful. With so much information to research, most sellers get tired and quit. Do yourself a favor, call a local realtor or investor for help. Call me at (214) 723-1304 or email robert@cashforhousesrh.com and I will provide you with a Comparable Market Analysis (CMA) and go over it with you.

 

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So, You’re Thinking of Selling Your Home?

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So, you’re thinking of selling your home? And considering doing the repairs yourself? There are many home improvements you can do on your own to add value to your home. While being aware of the projects that can provide the best return. Can you do all the repairs yourself? A good home owner will keep track of all repairs and updates over the years.

Maximizing your home’s value by making improvements can be costly. Doing it yourself may save you time and money. Or, maybe not! Add curb appeal to keep up with your neighbors can be good when selling your home.

Resale Values

Resale for home improvement projects is an average 64.4 percent of a project’s cost if the home is sold within a year. With home improvement projects getting more expensive and the increasing home prices. Here are a few do-it-yourself tips you can check off your list for cheap, prior to sale.

Keep it clean Curb appeal and first impressions count when selling your home. Make the interior of your home shine from floor to ceiling. Spruce up the place. Pick up personal items and store them neatly away. Keep counters, baseboards and all areas inside and outside of the house clean. Clean all the windows, doors, and mirrors. Deep cleaning and declutter your home.

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Exterior Cleaning and Curb Appeal

Add lighting Simply opening windows, cleaning skylights and removing outdated curtains can add natural light. Have old lighting fixtures hanging from your ceiling? Get new fixtures for your home. Include ceiling fans.

Yardwork Good yardwork improves the curb appeal of your home. It is important to think “green” when it comes to your landscaping. Choose low-maintenance landscaping, such as adding beds of mulch instead of grass or choosing Native Texas Plants plants to cut costs by requiring little effort on upkeep.

Interior Eyesores

Wood floors are the In Most homebuyers are moving away from wall-to-wall carpeting. With a preference on homes with hardwood floors. Refinishing wood floors on your own can seem like a daunting task. With the proper tools this DIY project can be done on a budget.

Interior painting Stick to neutral colors when choosing your paint, as you’ll want your paint colors to appeal to a larger number of people.

Update the kitchen Your kitchen is the part of your home that will get the greatest return on your dollar. Upgrading your current kitchen appliances like dishwashers, microwaves and stoves can increase the value of your home. Consider choosing stainless steel when updating your kitchen.

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Consider the Utilities

Check all electrical A healthy home electrical system is crucial, to pass a home inspection. Test your sprinkler systems and doorbell. Fix any lights or outlets that don’t work properly. Most of these tasks you can do on your own.

Update your bathroom(s) Bathrooms are another update must do. Giving your bathroom a quick refresh is a great DIY project when selling your home. Upgrade fixtures, such as knobs and pulls, check for leaky faucets or poor drainage, consider re-grouting your shower or installing a tile backsplash, and always keep it clean. These easy fixes will add value to your home.

Popcorn ceilings are ugly Popcorn ceilings are a thing of the past and tend to date and devalue a house. You can remove your popcorn ceiling yourself with the proper equipment.

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