When it comes to buying a home, men and women tend to agree on the "big picture" of what they're looking for in a new home: the price, the neighborhood, school district and number of bedrooms.
However, when it comes to the "details," the line between wants and needs gets shaky. If you are selling your home, it's important to understand that men and women look for different things when they want to buy a house. Our REALTORS® have dealt with different individuals looking to buy a home and have found some common differences.
When you finally get that offer and start to move towards closing, you get excited. As a seller, this is your ultimate goal - to get an offer and finally close on the sale. Yet accepting the offer and getting a contract on the house doesn't mean the sale is official, and there are still things that can go wrong that leave you out to dry. Here are some tips from our local REALTORS® that can help prevent your home sale from falling apart.
House hunting can be a roller coaster ride with excitement of highs and sometimes the disappointment of lows. When a buyer sees a home for the first time, there are many factors that will determine what will stick out; including the yard. Curb appeal can make or break one's first impression of your home. Great architecture, quality materials, and even size are no match for a messy, unkempt landscape. If you take pride in making your home look wonderful, don't let the enthusiasm end on the inside. Take your creativity outside to your yard and personalize your space to look awesome this summer and make the choice for buying a house an easy one for potential home buyers.
As you are considering the improvements and updates you can do around your home, you often focus on things inside the home that will improve its function and value. These are great ideas, but if you only focus on the interior, you aren't going to be able to sell your home quickly and for a good price. Why? Because people who don't see an attractive exterior will just drive right on by your home. So if you're going to focus on the home's exterior, where should you focus? While landscaping and flower gardens are nice, the first and most important place to focus your efforts is on the lawn.