If your home is listed for sale, but you are not getting very many buyers, we strongly recommend you consider making these four changes. They might sound like a lot, but studies have shown that they can have a significant impact on how many buyers are interested in your home. You can also contact Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices at (310) 373-0021 for expert help selling your home.
1. Paint Walls a Neutral Color
This can help in two ways. First, most buyers are looking for neutral colors. Second, buyers are always glad to see freshly painted walls. According to one study by Consumer Reports, painting the exterior of your home, a neutral color could increase the value by as much as 5%. Depending on how much your home is worth, that could be well more than the cost of the service.
2. Replace Your Old Appliances
Many sellers don’t realize just how much buyers care about appliances, or how much they judge an entire home just based on the appliances in it. If you replace older models with new ones, you might not recoup the cost in the sales price, but you could recoup it by selling the home earlier.
3. Reduce Noise Pollution
Savvy buyers will be quite aware of which homes are likely to have a lot of noise and which are not. The catch-22 here is that they want to be close to things, but they don’t want to hear it. The key to getting through this is to find ways to reduce noise pollution. This might include double-paned windows, excess insulation, or other methods. Just make sure you mention it in the listing.
4. Talk to Your Neighbors
It is an unfortunate truth that buyers are less likely to be interested in a home if the homes nearby do not have curb appeal. You do not have to have an awkward conversation – just tell your neighbor that you are about to sell and you want the neighborhood to really shine. Offer to help with fencing, landscaping, or whatever the issue is.
Of course, these four tips only cover very specific situations. If you find that there are other reasons buyers might not be interested in your home, we can come up with a unique plan for you. It all starts with calling Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices at (310) 373-0021 for help.