That’s correct, your house becomes a commodity when you list it, rather than a personal dwelling. A commodity is “something that is bought and sold.” Shed your emotional attachments, your memories, and your fondness for your house when you decide to sell it. Listen to the professional realtors and home stagers when they tell you in order to get the most value, you’ll need to do some updates.
Should you decide you would rather not do any updating, then be realistic in your price and your timeline. Yes, all houses will sell eventually, but did you leave money on the table? There are still carrying costs associated with a property–even if the house is paid for. Utilities, property taxes, and upkeep such as snow removal and lawn care is ongoing.
Simple changes can have dramatic effects. Premiere Home Stagers recommended removing the upper cabinets and changing out the countertop and backsplash. New stainless steel appliances, new flooring, and new lighting would make this house even more appealing.
However, whether the homeowners decide to make some updates or not, staging it gives prospective buyers an idea of the size and scale of the rooms. Home staging brings in some softness and allows a person to visualize how they might feel living there.
Premiere Home Stagers would love the opportunity to showcase this property. Call 608-345-9396.