Ask a Realtor -What devalues your Virginia Home?-Virginia Home Seller's Guide
Media is full of news ....whether you are in great Northern
Virginia Real Estate market where we have seen a positive growth or
other part of the country where you are seeing negative growth of
housing market. However from a Realtor® view there are things that you
can control and be the home that get's a SOLD
1. Simple home maintenance:
Just like oil change in your home, if you don't change filters, fix
that rotten exterior trim or avoid the leak you had for years it will
reduce the value on your home. Walk room by room and make a to do list
to take of the items that are long over looked.
2. Update your home:
Do you still wear your 80s clothes? Then why have that 80s
carpet/appliances in your home. Budget and plan to update in your home. I
tell my clients ..update while you can enjoy rather than update for
Have pet or cooking odor...moment buyer walks in the home it reacts to
the smell and creates a negative attitude about the home and its
condition. But please don't over do with fragrances!
4. Overly personalized home:
Take down artifacts or your family pictures depersonalize your home.
Keep you home simple and clean where buyers can imagine themselves in
the home. Please after your take down the art or pictures please fix
5. Curb Appeal:
Pick up kids bike, balls form the yard....add some punch of color with
flowers and please start working on your grass to keep it green. Lack of
curb appeals will devalue before even the buyers walk inside your home.