There’s an old adage that says the 3 most important things in real estate are location, location location. But for today’s Northwest Wisconsin home sellers, the 3 most important things could be condition, condition, condition! Recent surveys show a strong buyer preference for updated, move-in ready homes.
A home that shows like new has a market advantage over homes that need work. This is because home buyers often lack the skills, tools, time and money to improve a home. Homes that need repair can also be harder to finance, due to lower appraised values, and condition issues that may fail underwriting requirements.
If you’ve lived in your home a long time, you’re probably used to certain quirks and condition issues. But that dripping faucet and broken deck rail can suggest that you haven’t been too concerned about maintenance. Buyers will typically respond with lower offers.
There are two ways to get objective information about your property:
1. A comparative market analysis by a real estate professional. We offer these at no charge.
2. A professional home inspection by a third party, who will conduct a visual examination of your home’s roof, foundation, mechanical systems, plumbing, and more.
At Six Lakes Realty, we will give you honest information about how your home would fare on the market as-is. We’ll also give you practical suggestions for improving your home’s competitive position, without breaking the bank! We can refer you to local, trustworthy home inspectors and contractors to help you prepare for a top-dollar offer.
When you have questions about Northwest Wisconsin real estate, Six Lakes Realty is here to help you! As a locally-owned family business, we provide hometown, personalized service, backed by over 40 years of real estate expertise. Call us today!
Six Lakes Realty
Office: (715) 924-4806