Ridgefield House in springSelling your Ridgefield home is always a big step, but most people are optimistic when it means moving into a better arrangement. Nonetheless, even the most optimistic need to be sure about what they’re doing as far as their Ridgefield home is concerned. Otherwise, they could be very disappointed by the price they’re able to get for it. In today’s market, it’s more important than ever before that you know how to avoid making mistakes that will devalue your Ridgefield real estate. Below are some common mistakes to watch out for.

Trying To Be Too Trendy

funny-pictures-bacon-wrapped-36This one can often be a tough mistake to avoid. Everyone wants to be trendy, after all. The reasons trends take off in the first place is because whatever they’re about is something people are generally fond of.

The problem is that trends eventually go out of fashion. And then what? You’re stuck with some minimalist fireplace that looked really great for three years, but is no long considered “cool.” It’s an easy mistake to make and a costly one too. Because now when Ridgefield homebuyers tour your residents, they’re going to see that trend and start thinking about what it will cost to get rid of it.

Again, this is tough to avoid. If you spot a trend you really like, go for it if it will make your Ridgefield house feel more like home. However, if you plan on selling in the next couple of years, it might be smart to hold off.

Forgetting About Your Appliances

This is another easy mistake to make. Obviously, we all make use of our appliances. Many of them probably get used almost daily. So it can be easy to forget that you may have had an appliance for 10 or 15 years. When homebuyers visit, again, they’re only going to be able to think about how much it will cost to get new ones.

Even if you have appliances that are much younger, be sure you keep them clean and running well. There’s no excuse to let newer appliances fall by the wayside and convince would be buyers to keep looking.

Overheating the Home

When you’re moving to a new home, it makes sense that you’re trying to save every penny. So if you’re not using your home, obviously you’re not going to have the heat on, right? Well, if you’re staging your home then, no, you should absolutely have the air on. The last thing you want is a buyer being uncomfortable in your home in any way. If it’s a hot summer day, they might not realize that the home is uncomfortable because you’re pinching pennies. They may just think it’s a home that’s not worth their time.

Letting Tiny Issues Go

There are no tiny issues when you’re selling your Ridgefield home. For one thing, people are going to assume that any mistake they find is indicative of other ones they can’t see. Plus, it just shows you don’t care, which is never a good look.

This might seem like a lot to remember, but it can make all the difference in the world. Watch out for these mistakes and your asking price will benefit.

~ Lonnie Shapiro ~