Selling older homes can be tricky, but not for the reason you might think. Many people think that an older home that hasn’t been updated is going to be a tough sell to buyers who want homes that have updated amenities. But there are a lot of homebuyers who don’t mind having to put a little work into a home to make it look the way they want it to look. Especially those homebuyers who are on a budget and are willing to sacrifice updated amenities for square footage.

Reduce Hesitation

Pre home inspectionsWhat makes selling an older home tricky is the worry that big things will need to be fixed or replaced in the home. Home buyers sometimes hesitate to take on an older home because they are worried about having to replace the roof, the HVAC system, the water heater, or…

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It’s that time of year when kids are heading off to college and empty nesters will start to think about downsizing. Baby boomers and empty nesters are buying new homes in droves and they know exactly what they’re looking for in a new home. So what are Boomers and empty nesters looking for as they start the next phase of their lives? Here are a few of the most important priorities that these groups have when they are looking to buy a new home:

Smaller Homes

Once the kids go off to college most parents are looking to get rid of the large family home that requires a lot of upkeep. That means that they will be looking for a home with less square footage that has to be kept up. This is great news for agents who have had a hard time selling smaller homes.…

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Selling a historic home is all about finding the right buyers who will love the home’s historic features instead of being put off by them. In order to appeal to the right kind of buyers staging a historic home correctly is very important. Here are some tips for staging a historic home from expert stagers who know how to really amplify the charm that makes historic homes so appealing:

Keep It Classic
You do not want to make the house look like a museum, but the furniture and paint colors should look timeless and classic. Neutral palettes are always flattering. Make sure that the furniture used to stage the home has classic lines and has a neutral color palette. Many times people who want to buy historic homes have no idea how to decorate the home to make it…

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It can sometimes be a challenge to get buyers interested in a home that needs a lot of work. But, buyers who are handy with home projects or buyers on a tight budget might be able to see the potential in a fixer upper if you make sure to point out the highlights of the home. It’s important, to be honest about the amount of work that needs to be done, but you can still try to get potential buyers focused on the value of the property or the potential of the home without glossing over the work that remains to be done. Here are some tips that will help you market a home that needs some work to potential buyers:

Highlight The Best Features

edmonton fixer upperDoes the home have great windows that let in a lot of natural light? What about a large kitchen or a flexible three…

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It is easy to overlook the importance of fixing up the yard when trying to sell a house. Most people think that mowing the grass is all they need to do. But the yard is the first thing that people see when come up to a property so it’s actually very important to make the yard look as good as possible. Here are a few ways to really make the yard appealing to buyers without spending more than about $100:

Get It Green

Lawn fertilizer treatments can revitalize a yard. Hiring a pro to come in and make the yard look lush and green and alive is a great way to make a yard more appealing to buyers. Especially in an area where the grass tends to look a little dull getting a fertilizer treatment is a smart idea. The more appealing and alive the grass looks the…

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Listing information last updated on December 1st, 2023 at 11:31pm CST.