How Much Will A Messy Home Cost You When Selling? – Fridays with Fred

    Are you planning on selling your home and are wondering how much it’s going to cost you if you leave your house messy instead of fixing it up before listing it?

    We can’t give you an exact estimate, but from personal experience we can tell you that if your home is full of clutter, your paint is all chipped or marked up, carpets/flooring is dirty, and your landscaping lacks curb appeal, most buyers will think it’s going to cost more money to fix these problem areas than it really would.

    Pay Now or Lose Money Later

    Would you rather pay a few hundred, or a few thousand dollars now to fix problem areas in your home, or possibly loose tens of thousands of dollars in money off your asking price once your home eventually sells?

    If you’re like most sellers that we’ve served over the years, you will want to sell your home for the most money possible and that means taking the time to fix problem areas in the home or improve the overall condition of your house before it’s listed.

    During our years of experience in the Southern California we’ve seen homes that were left messy stay on the Real Estate market for a lot longer than their owners expected and those homes often sold for thousands less than their owners original asking prices so it literally pays to do the hard work to get a home ready for sale before listing it.

    What If You Don’t Have a Lot of Money to Fix Up Your Home?

    Like many people in California, you probably are on a budget and think that you can’t afford to spend thousands on your home before selling it.

    The reality is that it sometimes doesn’t take a lot of money to fix up a home. On the first day that we meet with you our agent will take a tour of your home and give you our opinion of what you have to do to get your home in show model condition, including telling you what is the least amount of money that you need to spend to get your house ready for sale.

    Sell Your Home

    To get started with selling your home contact Fred Sed Realty today by calling us at (800) 921-9231 or connect with us online through our website.


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