Real Estate Fact or Fiction? What You Need To Know!
There are a lot of real estate myths out there, so how do you know what is fact and what is fiction? Let us help! We're sorting out the myths from the facts right here on some of the most popular real estate conceptions and misconceptions. Let's see how much you already know. So what do you think about the following statement? Fact or fiction? Let's find out!
1. The exterior of your home is as important as the interior of your home: FACTCurb appeal is a crucial element when attracting buyers. It is the first impression of your home whether a potential buyer is driving by or viewing it online. It will either garner more interest in the home or cause the home to be passed over. That's not to say the interior of your home doesn't matter—it does, but you know how the saying goes: You never get a second chance to make a first impression—make it the best it can be.
2. Location is the most important factor when buying a home: FACT
3. Remodeling your home is an expensive endeavor: FICTION
4. You need a professional stager to make your home "show ready": FICTIONIt really depends on the condition of your home. Ask your real estate professional for their recommendation. They know what best suits each particular home and what will attract the largest amount of potential buyers. If your home is clean and you have the right accents to make it show ready, then your agent may be able to work with what you already have. If your home is totally cleaned out and bare, a professional stager might be worth the expense in the long run when it comes to making your house attractive and appealing to buyers.
5. The end of the year is a bad time to put your house on the market: FICTION
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Do you have a real estate myth you'd like addressed? Put it in the comment section below and we'll try to address it in the next edition of Real Estate Fact or Fiction in an upcoming post.