How to Sell an Older HomePosted on 06/08/14
No home for sale is ever perfect, but to be completely honest, some are in better shape than others. Those are the ones first-time homebuyers think that they are after. The “new homes that have it all.” At least, that is what sellers with older homes are led to believe. The truth of the matter is, if you own an older piece of Northwest Florida real estate, there are some techniques to help move it through the market.
Often, first-time homebuyers do not realize that these “older homes” have stood the test of time and weathered the storms of nature and owners past. Nonetheless, if your home is to stand out, it is important to play to its strengths. On average, older homes offer more land and more privacy. This trait is appealing to buyers, especially to families and pet-owners.
While the lots may be bigger, older homes may not offer as much individual room space. Some quick cleaning up will go a long way in maximizing space. Open the blinds to let the natural light shine through and the room has potential to look brand new.