If you want buyers to be interested in your home, you need to show it in its best light. A good first impression can influence a buyer both emotionally and visually, thus prompting them to make an offer. In addition, what the buyer first sees is what they think of when they consider the asking price.
A bad first impression can dissuade a potential buyer. Don’t show your property until it’s all fixed up. You do not want to give buyers the chance to use the negative first impression they have as means of negotiation.
Ask around for the opinions others have of your home. Real estate agents who see houses everyday can give solid advice on what needs to be done. Consider what architects or landscape designers have to say. What you need are objective opinions, and it’s sometimes hard to separate the personal and emotional ties you have for the home from the property itself.
Typically, there are some general fix ups that need to be done both outside and on the inside. As a seller, you should consider the following:
Landscaping - Has the front yard been maintained? Are areas of the house visible to the street in good condition?
Cleaning or Redoing the driveway - Is your driveway cluttered with toys, tools, trash etc.?
Painting - Does both the exterior and the interior look like they have been well taken care of?
Carpeting - Does the carpet have stains? Or does the carpet look old and dirty?
Our focus is on Milwaukee and Ozaukee Counties. We are very familiar with Milwaukee neighborhoods on the East side including Riverwest and Bay View but we do cover the entire Metro area of Milwaukee and surrounding suburbs.
Our office is located in popular Riverwest close to many of our past clients and friends we have associated with over the last 30 years.
We can help you with municipalities including Shorewood, Whitefish Bay, Glendale, Brown Deer and Fox Point We are finding more buyers are also interested in Mequon, Cedarburg, Grafton and Port Washington in Ozaukee county which offers a short commute to jobs in Milwaukee.
We offer expert service for our buyers and competitive commissions for our sellers. Our competitive commissions are based on price range and our perception of how quickly your home may sell. We are full service Multiple Listing Service Realtors providing you with many years of experience that will result in an efficient transaction saving you time and money.