Putting your home on the market requires you to consider more items than just the listing price, the look and presentation of your home is chief among that list of items. Some sellers take on remodeling projects while others make small updates. Whichever camp you fall in, Professional Home Stager Melinda Potcher points out that investing time and money to projects that may have been put on the back burner is a valuable investment.

With unfinished projects, there are several factors to consider, including time to complete the projects and the cost to complete the projects.  Know this for sure – your Realtor and your Home Stager do not want you to spend excessive amounts of money to get the property market ready.  They DO want you to get the home sold quickly and for as much money as the market will allow.

Unfinished projects you might consider are:

  • Yard maintenance, such as tree trimming and removing weeds
  • Replacing broken or worn out lights
  • Professionally clean carpet

A good idea to prepare your home accordingly before putting it on the market is to conduct a pre-listing inspection, says Melinda. Doing this will help both you and your realtor align on what is priority. Furthermore, your realtor and/or home stage can provide recommendations for repairs.

The longer your house sits on the market because there are unfinished projects or repairs that need to be done, the more money it will cost you in the long run…

Read more about unfinished projects at Home Staging in Albuquerque.