Everyone knows that home values can change, but the variables that determine a house’s worth typically remain the same. Unfortunately, many people don’t realize that there are a few things that can negatively impact a home’s value – but they often go unnoticed.
Does Your Home Fit in With the Neighborhood?
A home that sticks out like a sore thumb – even if it’s in a good way – may not be as desirable to buyers as one that generally fits the neighborhoods theme. A modern home in the historic district of town may be tough to sell (and it can be tough to appraise its value due to the lack of similar homes in the area to compare with).
Does Your Home Have a Unique Selling Proposition?
Even if your home is immaculately maintained, it needs to have something that sets it apart from the rest. Whether it’s amazing architecture, scenic views, or close proximity to neighborhood amenities, your house must have its own distinct selling points.
Talk to your REALTOR®® about what makes your home special so he or she can ensure buyers understand your home is incredibly valuable.
To Update or Not to Update?
When a home is 20, 30 or 40 years old, it’s not knew enough to pass off as modern… but it’s not old enough to list as historic. In many cases, simple updates or upgrades can offset the homes age while giving it the more modern twist that buyers can appreciate. It’s important that you talk to your REALTOR® about what you should do if you feel your home is a bit dated.
Are You Selling a Home on Marco Island?
If you’re selling a home on Marco Island, we will be happy to give you a free comparative market analysis so you know exactly how much it is worth.
Call us at 239.821.7926 or get in touch with us online so we can explain our innovative marketing strategies that will put your Marco Island home in front of all the right buyers.