The second biggest mistake that people make when putting their home on the market is thinking that is ok as it is, because it was ok for us. Why should we fix up our house for someone else to enjoy?
- Move in condition & staged – expect top dollar
- It’s ok the way it is – discounted at the discretion of the buyer
- Fixer upper – as is sale – expect a low ball offer
It’s ok to list your house the way it is, but be realistic and don’t expect top dollar and it will definitely sit on the market longer.
If you want to get top dollar, you definitely must fix items that need fixing and stage.
Staging is merchandising your property as a product. When you are trying to sell your house, it is a product, just like any other product and you are in competition with all the other products like yours. When you buy the property it is a house. When you make the property your own, it is a home. Home sweet home.