Does Your Home Have Hidden Qualities?
29 July 2016
Many home sellers forget that their home is more than meets the purchaser’s eye. They no longer remember that behind the smart décor there is attention to detail and quality workmanship. But these features often cost a lot even though they aren’t immediately apparent to purchasers. Could they add value to a home?
Most purchasers like to take their time to compare properties for sale before making a decision. By making sure your agent has access to information, even about hidden improvements, you may not only add dollars to the price of your home, but also help determine a purchaser’s choice in your favour. There are very few purchasers who don’t gravitate to good workmanship or attention to detail in maintenance. It’s true that in a very active market, purchasers often make their decisions based only on a quick analysis of the major features of the home; they don’t have the time to pay attention to detail because they will lose the property to a buyer who is prepared to move faster. When the market slows down, however, they have a lot more time to be fussy about even the smallest details in the effort to ensure they are making a good buy.
Hidden improvements can include things like insulation, sound-proofing, plumbing and electrical work, soil improvement and so on. Purchasers often use this kind of information simply to help them to confirm their soundness of their choice; the quality of the maintenance and attention to detail makes them feel comfortable and secure in the knowledge that the choice is a good one.