Bill Garrison, Realtor, RE/MAX in Venice, Florida, says you might feel resistant to home improvements when it's time to sell. But that decision can sometimes be more costly than the loss you’ll incur on any home-improvement projects. It can mean the difference between receiving no serious offers and multiple serious offers. If you move before you sell your Venice, Florida home, the longer you're home stays on the market, the longer you’ll likely be paying your mortgage, taxes, insurance, maintenance, and other costs. If you aren’t sure which upgrades would generate the greatest buyer interest for the smallest investment, I would be happy to share my knowledge and expertise with you. Following are six of the features buyers want most in a home, with approximate budgets for each: Exterior Lighting: $20 to $250 per fixture. According to the National Association of Home Builders, exterior lighting is the most-wanted outdoor feature. A Venice, Florida home with attractive lighting will grab a potential buyer’s attention before they even step out of their car. Wall lanterns, illuminated walkways, and accented landscape lights make a strong first impression, provide a sense of security, and have instant curb appeal. Energy-efficient Windows: $270 - $800 per window (Including installation). In some polls, as many as 90 percent of homeowners had energy -efficient windows on their home-buying checklists. They not only look great, but Energy Star qualified windows to feature sturdier weather stripping and improved framing materials, reducing undesirable heat gain and loss, and saving as much as 15 percent on energy bills. Eat-in Kitchen: $1,000 and up for installation. Eat-in kitchens are essential for most Venice, Florida home buyers, especially families with children. The kitchen is the heart of your Venice, Florida home, and although the cost of this project can vary greatly, depending on the amount of work involved, it is a feature that can truly give you a step up on the competition for convenience and function. Stainless Steel Appliances: $1,300 - $4,000 for full kitchen packages. While still a topic of constant debate, Stainless Steel is always a safe bet. It’s rust-proof, stain-resistant, bacteria-resistant, and aesthetically pleasing. Most importantly, it’s still in demand as a home feature by many buyers. Home Technology: A multitude of options in a wide price range. Smart Home Technology is high on potential buyers’ lists because of its convenience, efficiency, safety, and energy savings. Thermostats you can control with your smartphone, lights which adapt to your living habits, and state-of-the-art security systems are just a few of the tech products that can increase your home’s value. Hardwood Floors: $2,500 to $6,500 on average (according to homeadvisor.com). Hardwood flooring has a lasting appeal and is a huge selling point for many buyers. It is easy to clean, has long-term durability, provides better room acoustics, and promotes a healthier indoor air quality. My real estate experience in Venice, Florida can ensure the successful sale of your home. If you’d like to know more about how to make your home competitive with other homes for sale in your community or anything else regarding the sale of your home, please contact me and I’d be happy to discuss it with you. If you require the services of a real estate professional in the future, please allow me to outline how I can exceed your greatest expectations.
Setting your Venice, FL home up for a quick sale involves many factors. Bill Garrison RE/MAX Realtor says setting the correct price
is essential to attracting buyers, but what else can you do to sell your Venice, FL home in the shortest amount of time? Bill Garrison
will be happy to enclose his Venice, FL sales activity in your community, and would like to help you sell your Venice, FL
home both quickly and for the highest price. Here is a list of steps you can take to help ensure a speedy sale.
1. Price It Right From the Start! - A proper CMA can help you maximize the realistic asking price for your home without
scaring off potential buyers. Bill Garrison's knowledge of your community in Venice, FL can help you find the ideal price.
2. Enhance Your Venice, FL Home’s Curb Appeal - Sod, beautiful flowers, and a newly painted front door will grab
buyers’ attention. Curb appeal is everything when it comes to first impressions and a fast sale.
3. Update your home. - Keep things current so you don’t fall behind. New fixtures, fresh paint, and new landscaping are
easy, affordable, and keep you on par with comparable homes in your neighborhood. Bill Garrison can provide you with insight
as to which projects will benefit the sale of your home the most.
4. Clean and Declutter - Prospective Venice, FL buyers should be able to envision their family in the house, not yours.
The less clutter around your home, the easier this will be, leading to a quick and easy fast sale.
5. Stage Your Venice, FL Home to Showcase Its Possibilities - Give roles to rooms that don’t have an ‘obvious’ use. Home
staging is the best tool to accomplish this goal. Bill garrison will provide you with professional staging advice that will
make a lasting first impression on potential buyers.
6. Make Your Venice, Fl Property Easy to Show - Buyers want to discuss your home while on a walkthrough, Bill Garrison
will give them the perfect tour. They don’t want to do it with you standing behind them. Pre-plan where you’re going to
spend most of your time when your home is on the market, so you have morning, evening, and weekend times available for
interested buyers to tour your home.
7. Remove Your Pets! - A potential Venice, FL buyer might not share your feelings for Spot and Kitty. Pet hair and odor can
be a huge turn-off for most buyers. Have a place for your pets to stay when buyers are scheduled to tour your home.
8. Make Sure Your Venice, FL Listing is Prominently & Professionally Displayed on All of the Major Websites - With today’s
technology, many buyers want to view your home and neighborhood from the comfort of their living room. Bill Garrison will
market your home to thousands of potential buyers on nearly every outlet used by today’s buyers. I will also ensure the
content displayed is both professional and attractive to generate the highest number of interested buyers.
9. Bill Garrison Insists on Professional Photos For Listing Your Venice, FL Home - Potential buyers will probably see your
home in a picture before they see it in person. I can have professional photographs taken which highlight all of your home’s
most attractive features for a quick and easy fast sale
10. Showcase What’s Great About Your Venice, FL Neighborhood - Your neighborhood is often a big selling point with
prospective buyers. Amenities, schools, and other features can turn an interested buyer into a contract.
Bill Garrison specializes in the representation of homeowners from your community and believes his knowledge of the local
market can ensure the successful sale of your home. If you require the services of a real estate professional in the
future, please allow me to outline how I can exceed your greatest expectations.