In the world of real estate, there is a huge difference between an old home, and a classic home. It’s comparable to the idea of used clothing versus vintage clothing; only on a much grander scale.
If your home is about 40 years old, with 40-year old paint and wallpaper, 40-year-old appliances, and 40-year-old carpeting, then you have an “old” house, which is hard to sell.
On the other hand, if you’ve shown that you’ve maintained your home with an overall established look, but which has been kept fresh and up-to-date, this is a “classic” home, which is a very appealing style.
The major kinks of the new home have been worked out, the neighborhood is settled, and it has been maintained well enough that “falling apart” won’t be a major issue.
Shed Light on the Subject
Two major things that your potential buyers will be looking for in your home include light and space.
Sure, it’s alright to have one room that is a bit on the darker side; however, if the entire home is dark, that should be considered to be a problem.
When people will be viewing your home, open drapes and blinds, turn on all of the lights, and add lights to darker rooms.
If Mother Nature doesn’t feel like being helpful on the day that people will be viewing your home, use flowers and other similar things that will suggest sunlight.
Your goal is to make your space look crisp, sharp, and vibrant. Your home should be a happy space inside which the prospective buyer wants to spend more time.
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