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Common Mistakes That Can Reduce Your Sandpiper Lakeland FL Home Value

 

Common Mistakes That Can Reduce Your Sandpiper Lakeland FL Home Value

 

 

Sellers want to get the most profit when selling their  Sandpiper Lakeland Fl home.   Unfortunately some commit these common mistakes that can reduce the value of their home.

 

You may already know the things that can boost the value of your home like staging it, cleaning it, keeping it smelling nice, and keeping your pets and kids away during showings. What about the things you are NOT doing that can cause buyers to pass up your home or offer less than what you listed the home for?

 

Here are some of the common mistakes sellers do or don’t do that affect the value of their homes for sale in Sandpiper Lakeland Fl:

 

1. Selling in an area with several foreclosures. If your Sandpiper Lakeland Fl home for sale is in an area where there are several foreclosures, then your home will most likely sell for a lower value. Often, these kinds of neighborhoods with plenty of foreclosures aren’t well-maintained. The foreclosed  homes in this area are neglected and in dire need of maintenance. Perhaps, the reason why you are selling your Sandpiper Lakeland Fl home is because of the high foreclosure rate! Based on a study by the MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), homes within 250 feet of a foreclosed property decreased in value by 1% for every foreclosure.

 

2. Poor curb appeal. Never underestimate the power of curb appeal. If you have poor landscaping, this can decrease your home’s value by 5-11%! On the other hand, a well-kept yard will increase your Sandpiper Lakeland Fl home for sale’s value by as much.

 

3. Bad paint job. Bad paint jobs both inside and outside the home can decrease the value of your Sandpiper Lakeland Fl home for sale. This can be fixed quite easily with either wallpaper or repainting the home before selling it. Chipped paint and other ugly marks on the wall will give an impression to buyers that your home is badly in need of repairs or is not well-maintained.

 

4. Broken windows and leaky faucets. These do not cost much to repair, but when leaky faucets are left dripping, it can cost you your potential buyers. Some buyers might give a lower offer to compensate for home repairs.  They might also think there areother hidden problems in your home.

 

Putting up your Sandpiper Lakeland Fl home for sale is like dating, you always need to put your best foot forward to keep your buyer interested and in love with your home by keeping it well maintained and attractive both inside and outside.

 

To get the best tips on how you sell a Sandpiper Lakeland FL home for sale, call Petra Norris at (863) 619-6918 today or visit http://lakelandfl-shortsaleagent.com/lakeland-florida-short-sale-specialist/ for more information.

 

Authored by Petra Norris 

 

Petra Norris - REALTOR®, SFR
Managing Broker - CDV TransAtlantic, Inc.
 
CDV TransAtlantic Inc
(863) 619-6918
 
Lakeland Florida Home Search
 
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