Will your home pass the test? -Will your home pass the test? Would you sell your home for top dollar right now,
or do need to do a few things first to make sure you get top dollar?
Hi, I'm Amanda Oldfield with eXp Realty.
Let's take the quiz right now to see if your home passes the sell for top dollar test. I've sold hundreds of homes, so I know what I'm talking about. I've sold hundreds of homes,
so I know what I'm talking about. Here we go.
When you walk up to the home, does it have curb appeal, fresh landscaping, some fresh bark mulch, flowers, plants and trees, new trim and door paint, or possibly even a new paint job? You need to hire someone who cares more about getting you top dollar than about hurting your feelings.
Have you done the 3 D's? Declutter, depersonalize,
and deep clean, and I mean really deep cleaning. Baseboard scuff marks, cleaned up the landscape, changed on the light bulbs, and more. Is your lawn lavish and green, or yellow and crispy?
These are things that matter. The walls are painted in a neutral color. You patch the walls, and painted the front door. Brick red walls with mismatched paint do not qualify you for selling for top dollar. Do you have neutral carpets? Are they 10 years old and have only been cleaned five times during that time? That's not going to cut it to get you top dollar. Are your cabinets still the same as they were 15 years ago, or have you updated them? Does your lawn compare to the
one up the road that's bigger? All of these things matter.
Here's the big one, the smell test. I'm sure you don't realize this, but do you know most people's homes have a smell? Yeah, a smell. I know it sounds kind
of gross, but it's true. We love our pets. In fact, my dogs go with me anywhere I can take them. If I were to list my home I would have to Febreze like crazy.
You see, I raise puppies on those rugs, and when
it comes time to sell, they probably won't pass the smell test. And what about cooking? When people come over to your house, does it smell like a fish fry? That's a no-go.
Have you truly compared your home to the competition?
I mean, truly. Everybody thinks that they've got the nicest house on the block. I know Randy spent five weeks putting in those old white tiles for the brown grout, but it's time to measure yourself up against the competition.
Is your home partially staged or fully staged, with modern furniture to ensure it shows to the best of its ability, or is your furniture outdated? Probably would look
better at grandma's house. Don't shoot the messenger. I'm just trying to help.
If you look out the windows, are you looking at your
neighbor's showering, or is there a pasture, hill, or waterfront? Believe it or not, looking at your neighbor's bathroom or hearing the yell over who gets to pick what
to watch on TV tonight isn't quite as desirable
as having an open view. So I challenge you, to take the quiz on a scale from one to 10 if you are ready to put your
house on the market and sell for top dollar, or do you
need to make a few changes?
Most of us need to make a few changes.
I'm Amanda Oldfield with eXp
Realty, and I'm here to help.
By the way, most of us have
work to do on our houses.
If I were to list my house,
it would take me months to get it ready.
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