How important is preparing your home for sale? A report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) from 2015, states:
Realtors® believe that buyers most often offer a 1 to 5 percent increase on the value of a staged home (37 percent from Realtors® representing sellers and 32 percent from Realtors® representing buyers). Additionally, 22 percent of Realtors®representing sellers and 16 percent of Realtors® representing buyers said the increase is closer to 6 to 10 percent.
Let’s make it clear that there is staging and then there is preparing. In this article, we’re talking about preparing. The preparation will help the staging. A worn carpet will still be worn if staged. Realtors from the same NAR report rank the order of importance for the top five rooms as follows:
So, watch the video below and use the checklist as a start. Download the PDF and check off the items as you go through your house or condo. If your have questions, feel free to call us to discuss. Inventory is tight and you might think that preparing your home for sale is not important. The inventory of Daytona Beach homes and Daytona Beach condos is low compared to just a few years ago. Remember though, you are still competing against other homes and a prepared home that presents well could result in more money in your pocket.