Tuesday, August 7, 2012

10 Tips to Get Your Deep Creek Lake Home Ready to Sell!

Last week we discussed ways to go through the Deep Creek Lake home selling process and remain as emotionally detached as possible.  As a team of Deep Creek Lake Real Estate agents here at Coldwell Banker Deep Creek Realty; we understand the challenge of starting to detach from a place you love.  You’ve put time, energy and your personal touch into your Deep Creek Lake home and it can be tough when others don’t seem to appreciate that value as they present lower offers.

Now you may have mastered the cool, calm and collected vibe when it comes to selling your home, but you may be wondering what practical things you can do to help your Deep Creek Lake home sell.  Well, you’ve come to the right place!  We’ve gathered the top ten things that buyers are looking for in today’s Deep Creek Lake Real Estate market.  Take a look!

1. Nice Entryway- The entryway will create a first impression of your home.  One that is attractive can give buyers a good sense of how you’ve cared for the rest of your home and will make them anxious to see the rest!

2. Hardwood Floors- Well maintained hardwood floors are always a favorite amongst buyers.  There’s a classic appeal as well as undeniable quality to real hardwood floors.

3. Nice Fixtures- It’s easy for fixtures to become outdated, but these changes are some of the most inexpensive upgrades you can make to your home.  Take note of current trends in fixtures and make these updates so that buyers feel your home is more move in ready.

4. Beautiful Bathrooms- Deep Creek Lake buyers will be looking for features in the bathroom such as dual vanities, a soaker tub and even upgraded countertops.  If your budget doesn’t allow for these major renovations, simply updated the large sheet mirror and lighting can make a big difference.  A nicely framed mirror and elegant sconces have greater appeal and add warmth to the bathroom.

5. Countertops- While granite seems to be what every buyer is after, the main appeal is really the slab.  Buyers don’t want to see grout lines that will be hard to keep clean, so whether you’re going with concrete, limestone or marble, get the
full slab.

6. Stainless Steel- Buyers love the look of stainless steel because it looks professional.  While it’s not a necessity; it is appealing for many buyers. It will be worth the upgrade.

7. Pre-organized Closets
- Closet organizers give the impression of an easy to keep clean closet.  It’s those small details that will make your Deep Creek Lake home stand out!

8. Lighting- If your home doesn’t get a lot of natural light, consider installing recessed lighting or new sconces.  Buyers don’t want to have to worry about how they’re going to brighten up a darker space.

9. Built-ins- While this is one upgrade you won’t likely put in your home if they’re not already there, buyers appreciate this “free furniture.”  Well-crafted bookshelves or entertainment units can give the home the feeling of being built with quality in mind.

10. Nice Lawn- If you have a nice, flat lawn; don’t feel the need to add to it!  Oftentimes buyers have children or pets that will want to take advantage of a great lawn.  Of course you’ll want to be sure your lawn is well-manicured and ready for the new owners to come in and enjoy.

While you don’t have to undertake all of these projects to get your home ready to sell; focusing in on a few of them can increase your homes’ desirability!  We hope that you find these tips helpful and, as always, please feel free to contact us with any questions about selling your Deep Creek Lake home!

We would love to help you get your Deep Creek Lake home sold!

Patrick Kane
Sales Manager/Co-Owner
Coldwell Banker Deep Creek Realty
Your Deep Creek Lake Real Estate Expert

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