The Challenges of Making Your Home “Show Ready”
Selling your home on the traditional market comes with many challenges. For starters, selling a home is largely contingent on the local real estate market conditions and the time of year in which you are trying to sell. Of course, choosing a realtor, pricing the home, and passing an inspection are all challenges that can cause stress for an owner. Another challenge is keeping the home “show ready.”
Of course, many homeowners find that the traditional real estate market doesn’t align with their needs. For this reason, they contact a real estate investor that can make a fair, all-cash offer for their home in a week or less. If you are interested in learning more, speak with Ethical Home Buyers today. We buy homes for cash in Tampa!
Preparing the Home
Preparing for the sale of a home can be a full-time job. Here are a few common things that need to be performed in order to have the home ready for a sale.
- Some cost-effective tasks for preparing the home and increasing the value include giving the house a new coat of paint, pressure washing the exterior and pavers, and performing some work around the house.
- Significant repairs may need to be made too. For example, if the home needs a new roof or HVAC unit, these types of repairs can be extremely expensive but will be necessary to attract a buyer.
- In other cases, a homeowner may want to remodel to make the house more attractive to a potential buyer. Deciding whether or not to invest tens of thousands of dollars in a kitchen or bathroom remodel can be a difficult decision.
Making the Home “Show Ready”
After making any repairs or renovations, the home will need to be in “show ready” condition in order to attract a buyer. This includes regularly cleaning the home, decluttering areas like the garage, and performing regular lawn maintenance. For homeowners that have moved to a new location, they will need to stage furniture in the home. You will also need to be willing and able to show the home at a moment’s notice or at least have a reliable real estate agent able to do so. As you can imagine, keeping a home show ready is an extremely time-consuming process, and if the home sits on the market for six months to a year, any extra time and money going into a show ready home can add up quick.
For this reason, many homeowners that either don’t have the time or would prefer not to deal with the hassle of keeping a home show ready elect to partner with a real estate investor instead. At Ethical Home Buyers, we buy homes in Tampa in every condition. No need to make repairs, perform expensive renovations, or clean the home and keep it show ready. You contact us, we assess your home, and then we make an all-cash offer. You can walk away with cash in your pocket in a week or less. It really can be this easy.
Are you tired of waiting for your home to sell on the traditional real estate market? Ethical Home Buyers can help! We buy homes in Tampa. For more information, submit our contact request form or give us a call at (813) 458-7355.
Disclaimer: This website is not a substitute for legal advice. If you have a serious legal, tax, or other issue requiring professional advice, please consult with an attorney or CPA.