As I was laying in bed the other night watching an episode of Pawn Stars on the History Channel, I saw where one of the guys bought an old Coca-Cola machine that was a prop for sales guys back in the 1930’s. It was rusted, beaten up, and looked pretty bad. They bought it for $100 and went to a restoration specialist and got it cleaned up for $300 or so bucks. It looked brand new! It went from being worth $1,000 being a rust bucket to being worth $2,500 cleaned up! That’s a 500% return on his $300! I thought to myself, “I wish I could find a neat investment like that…”
Truth is, I work in it every day! Your house is one of the largest investments you and I will ever make. You spend tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars on it. You fix it up, put your own personal touches in it, and make it better than when you bought it or built it. Your house works the same exact way as that rusty old Coca-Cola machine. There are certain things you can do to make it show like a million bucks and ultimately cause it to sell faster and for more money than if you didn’t.
For example, a couple just moved out of their home and listed it with us and wanted to make sure that it sold fast and wanted to know what they could do to make it happen.
- Pressure wash with a qualified professional. $175 later, the decks look brand new and the house looks like a showcase.
- Clean. Even though its vacant, $100 later, it looks totally different.
They’ve invested less than $300 and its going to make their home sell faster and for a higher price than it would without. Every case and every home is different, so there’s places you can invest your money to make your home go for the best possible scenario.
Also be receptive. Everyone asks, “what can I do to my home?” What I find is that even though the words come out of everyone’s mouth, they don’t usually mean it. Whether its because they don’t want to spend the money or just don’t feel like putting forth the effort, most people don’t want to do anything. Ask the question, do the suggestions, and don’t get mad at the messenger! We give suggestions to help you, not hurt your feelings, so please don’t take it that way. Uncle Vern won’t be mad at you if take his picture down for a few months while you’re selling the house!
When you’re ready to sell your house, give us a call. We can guide you through the entire process of selling your house, provide tips and things to do to make your house sell the best, and get you to the closing table! If you want to know what it’s like to work with us, be sure to read our Testimonials to The Poltrock Team.
John Poltrock – The Poltrock Team at RE/MAX Mountain Properties in Murphy NC – Murphy’s #1 Real Estate Team – www.MyMurphy.com – JohnPoltrock@gmail.com – Call us Toll Free at 1-866-Murphy-NC or 1-866-687-7496