My first impression was that the home benefited from having all the modern amenities you would expect in a newer home, such as an open concept floor plan, an extra bathroom upstairs, and modern appliances. What it lacked was simple cosmetic styling, which is easy to fix. Our client didn’t have the right furniture for the space, it wasn’t decorated properly, it was cluttered with daily life, and the house was still painted in the builder primer.
With the high price of homes, sellers expect more for their money. No matter the market, homes that are styled and turn-key sell far better than homes missing that finishing touch. Our client knew that without the proper home preparation, he was leave money on the table when selling.
The owner contacted me in the winter, looking to sell his home in the spring. This is the ideal situation, when a client gives our team several weeks to help prepare the home for sale. When you only leave yourself a week or two to prepare your home, you will never achieve the best possible outcome.