Here are some items that I often hear buyers talk about when I show them Kansas City North homes for sale. If you are a seller, some of these are easily accomplished while others are things out of your control. In those cases, just remember that pricing the home right is the key to selling.
1. New Carpet – buyers want to SEE what the home will look like and they can’t imagine new frieze carpet, nor do they want to foot the bill for new carpet.
2. Warm, earth tone colors – Sherwin Williams Taupe Tone (SW7633) and Modern Gray (SW7632) are great suggestions for just about any home.
3. Good schools.
4. Granite counters – almost everyone loves granite and it’s still considered a big upgrade in the mind of a buyer. If you’re selling a home that’s over $300,000 in the Kansas City area buyers will expect granite counters in the kitchen. If it’s over $400,000 they will expect it in the master bath too.
5. Lots of custom trim.
6. Larger kitchens.
7. Stainless steel appliances – white appliances are out under any circumstances. If you don’t go with stainless steel, at least go with all black appliances.
8. New or newer (less than 10 years old) furnace, air conditioner, and roof.
9. Updated light and plumbing fixtures.
10. Extensive landscaping to give the home good curb appeal.
10.5 Something different – most buyers do not want to look out their front window and see the exact same home across the street or next door. They want to feel like their home is special. Adding a unique kitchen island or a bar in the basement rec room, a beautiful framed mirror in the master bath, or an outdoor living space are all great "something different" ideas.
If you are thinking about putting your Kansas City North home for sale, please call me, Ron Henderson, at 816-651-9001. I can tell you what changes you could make that will help you home sell quickly. I also pay for a professional stager to come to your house to help you with the detail and I pay for a professional photographer to make your home stand out from all the other Kansas City North homes for sale!