Selling Highlands NC Homes, Dated Features Impact Appeal and Value
Dated features impact both appeal and values when it comes to selling Highlands NC homes. When a home is dated the seller has two options: to remodel and update or to list at a lower price than a similar up-to-date home. While the value of a home is truly that which a buyer is willing to pay, it is important to understand how a home’s condition affects its value. Your Highlands NC REALTOR will be a valuable resource in helping you recognize dated features and how they will impact your home’s value.
What does dated mean?
Let’s face it, trends come and go. This is as true for the home as it is for clothing. Consider color, for example. In the seventies, orange, mustard yellow, and brown were “in” when it came to Formica counters, shag carpeting, and wall colors. Additionally, carpeting a bathroom was a trend at one time. Today, these trends would repel many buyers or attract them to a remodel opportunity.
Remodel or sell as-is?
Many people considering listing a Highlands NC home for sale wonder whether remodeling to sell is a good idea. A very dated home would be marketed as a fixer-upper. This would require a reasonable price. A remodeled home could be priced at the higher end of the price spectrum. However, remodeling a home takes money and time. The decision has to be made based on whether the work is worth it or not.
Take time to weigh your options
Many buyers are looking for a bargain and a home that they can put their spin on. Other buyers are looking for a move-in ready home. Ultimately, dated features require a lower listing price. Your Highlands NC REALTOR can help you evaluate the condition of your home and perhaps help find a middle ground. Small updates may add appeal and value without having to do a full renovation.
Learn more about selling Highlands NC homes
Contact me, Lynn Kimball, today to learn more about selling Highlands NC real estate. I welcome the opportunity to update you on the market while sharing my knowledge of what buyers are looking for. If you are thinking of selling your home I will provide a complimentary listing presentation as well. Let my knowledge and experience serve as your guide to selling Highlands NC homes.
Click here to read “6 Outdated Features in Your Clients’ Homes” from REALTOR Magazine.
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