Home 'Improvements' That Could Cost in the Long Run

Posted by Brandon Vasquez on Monday, September 10th, 2012 at 2:37pm.

Not all home improvement projects improve the likelihood of getting your property sold. Your award-winning half acre of professional grade gardens may be impressive...but to a potential buyer an impossible upkeep issue. The 70's inspired neon disco amusement room may hold fond memories of your growing family's teen years,...but to an emotionally detached potential buyer its just a dated space that will cost time and money to update.

When seeking to sell your property and receive an offer that meets your selling price, the property has to be neutralized with regards to over-the-top design elements that would greatly reduce the buyer pool. Excess is any form rarely reaps positive results. By avoiding extreme home decor, you broaden the scope of potential buyers as a wider variety of style preferences and comfort levels are more easily imagined.

Remember, once you decide to sell your home, it becomes a commodity. Detaching yourself emotionally allows you to treat the property as such and therefore increase your chances of a top offer.

The Barry Berg Group has been matching homes with lifestyles for over thirty years. Preparing your home for the market is different than when you are creating the environment for your family. Real estate staging-whether done professionally or by you as the homeowner--along with professional photography are crucial if your property is to have the best first and lasting impression.

Contact us to see how we can be of assistance as you begin your endeavors to sell your property, and to find your next home.

Beware of Value-Killing Renovations (Yahoo! HOMES article)

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