Checking in this week to share Secret #3 in my 5 Secrets of a Successful Sale.
A quick look back at the past two secrets:
- Secret #1: It’s your kitchen that’ll sell your home.
- Secret #2: Declutter, depersonalize, and stage your home.
And now my friends…
Secret #3: DON’T go overboard on upgrades.
It’s a mistake I’ve seen too many times. In an effort to get top dollar for their home, well-intentioned sellers take on major renovations without consulting a realtor first. Misinformed and assuming they’ll get every dollar back (and then some!), they go overboard on upgrades only to be disappointed at the closing table.
And while there are upgrades worth doing prior to selling, they’re often quick fixes, not major renovations.
If you’re thinking about selling soon, reach out to a realtor who knows your neighborhood and can give you data on the upgrades that matter most to buyers in your area.
Not thinking about selling, but know someone who is? Pass this along and save them from the stress, headache, and expense of unnecessary upgrades.