Most conversations between agents and sellers start similarly: The homeowner wants to sell quickly—and they usually have a target list price in mind. Their target price is generally based on how much their neighbor sold for recently or, to all real estate agents’ displeasure, the Zestimate for their property.
To achieve a client’s target list price, agents recommend updates ranging from a few repairs and a fresh coat of paint to a large-scale renovation project. It seems counterintuitive to many homeowners to update their homes for the next owners. Especially since inventory is low and they know they can sell quickly—why wait when they can list today and probably sell within days?
There are three main reasons sellers opt out of pre-listing updates (time, money, and stress), and Curbio’s pre-listing updates provide a solution for each. With those worries out of the way, sellers and their agents can focus on which updates will help them achieve their target list price and a higher profit at closing.
Below are the five improvements we suggest for almost every house in order to add value and sell for the property’s full profit potential.