Fixer Upper

Tips for Selling a Fixer Upper

It is time to put your property on the Duncan real estate market, but it needs a little work. Maybe you have lived at the location for many years, or perhaps it was a family heirloom. Regardless of how you came to own a fixer upper, it is time to let it go. Many homeowners fear losing money when they place their property on the market, especially if it is not in good condition or needs updates.

Some who know that their property will be sold as a fixer upper skip the hassle of staging or preparing all together, presenting the home “as is” and setting a low asking price. The reality is that many buyers are drawn to fixer uppers and, if you follow these tips, you might just be able to get a great offer on your fixer upper home.  

Do Not Skip Staging

It does not matter what condition your home is in, you always want to present it to potential buyers at its best. Staging is critical to catch a great offer on any property, especially one that needs a little TLC. If your home needs updates, turn those older appliances or outdated features into charming focal points by staging with furnishings and accessories that flow well with the design. Visit salvage stores or yard sales so that you can find those great vintage pieces. This shopping method will also help you to stay within a reasonable budget.

Deep Clean

Deep cleaning a home before putting it up for sale tells potential buyers that the homeowner cares for the property. Even of your space is damaged and needs work, buyers will appreciate a visibly clean home over one that is full of dust, debris or mildew. If you do not trust your cleaning skills or are unable to deep clean the house, consider hiring a local professional cleaning service to get your home ready for the market.

Make Repairs

Damage is expected when buyers view a fixer upper, but your home will do better on the market if you take the time to make repairs. Small fixes go a long way. You do not have to go all out and complete renovations or put out money for costly repairs; focus on damage that is easy to reverse.

Be Fair to Yourself

You know what your home is worth; place it for sale at an asking price that is fair. Many owners of fixer uppers often cheat themselves and think that they will not be able to get much for their property. The reality is that a lot of buyers are looking for fixer uppers, especially one that is clean and taken care of. Price your home competitively for the area so that more potential buyers are drawn to view the property.

Your fixer upper can do well on the market with a little extra work and a lot of confidence. For more information, visit our seller’s page and contact a Duncan Real Estate representative.