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Sellers should consider remodeling their homes before a sale

On Behalf of | Aug 19, 2019 | Residential Real Estate

Those who are looking to sell their homes in Delaware or anywhere else may have questions about whether to upgrade their properties before doing so. Generally speaking, it may be a good idea to make an upgrade if it significantly increases the home’s value. It is also important to make an upgrade if it makes the home easier to sell. Typically, buyers judge a property based on what it looks like today as opposed to what it will look like after a remodel.

Furthermore, most buyers want to move into a house that is ready to use immediately. In many cases, individuals may be looking to buy a house because they don’t want to pay rent anymore. If a home needs significant work, the buyer could be forced to make both a rent and a mortgage payment until their remodel is complete.

Sellers should also acknowledge that buyers have jobs, kids and other things that they need to attend to. Therefore, they may not have time or desire to undertake one or more remodeling projects. Of course, this doesn’t mean that a homeowner can’t complete a home improvement project in a timely manner. Homeowners can save time by creating a cohesive plan and knowing whom to turn to when they need help.

Those who put their homes on the market will want to disclose as much information about a property as possible. A failure to disclose pest problems, water damage or other issues with the home might result in legal action if a buyer finds out about these issues. An attorney may help a seller ensure that he or she has complied with all relevant laws. He or she may also represent a seller in court if a dispute does arise.