Home-Selling Tips: Best Home Improvements To Please Picky Spring Buyers

April 27, 2012

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Home-Selling Tips: Best Home Improvements To Please Picky Spring Buyers

The national housing market is slowly crawling back from historic lows. Does this iffy environment change the basic “must-dos” for prepping, staging, and showing a house for sale? Much of the same rules still apply: Cut clutter and depersonalize, scrub surfaces, replace burned-out light bulbs, plant flowers. But as the market improves, edging out the competition with home aesthetics, condition, and accessibility is increasingly important. In these market conditions, some agents will refuse a listing that is not staged to sell. Open houses pick up in the spring, and thanks in part to mild weather for much of the nation, this spring looks to bring some of the best traffic prospects of the last few years. The NAR’s Realtors Confidence Index for early April shows a market that continues to be dominated by bargain hunters and low-price bids, among other factors. But this time, a growing number of agents reported multiple bidding, pockets of low inventories, and a resurgence of buyer “interest” compared to recent months. [Read this article]

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