If you are planning to sell your home in 2008, then don’t go plowing all your spare cash into expensive re-modeling work. While this used to bring in the bucks for the seller, there is more emphasis nowadays on spaciousness, neatness and cleanliness.
You can work with a real estate agent and view few homes personally with your agent. Make sure to do professional inspector to assure your getting a good home.
INTERIOR PAINTING: A new coat of paint on walls and ceilings goes a long way, especially if you need to cover old dings or stains or perhaps get rid of color schemes that are outdated or simply too “loud” for the average buyer. Use neutral, muted colors.
ODORS: Along with sight and visual cues, smell is a powerful sense that you need to consider. Buyers can be turned off or offended by smells from pets, smoking, heavy cooking and other sources.
This will also give you a reason to renegotiate the initial price presented to you. This is true especially if there are problems identified. Either the buyer can ask for a lower purchase price or the seller can agree to fix the problems.
All things considered, make sure you read through every part of your closing paperwork. Many people closing the sale will try to rush through all of the paperwork, and it is very important that you know all of the details and take your time. Just like with any binding contract, know exactly what you are getting into.
Liz Voss writes articles for San Antonio Real Estate. Other articles written by the author related to San Antonio Texas real estate and San Antonio Homes can be found on her website.