Why you should consider selling a home you haven’t even bought

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11/07/2014 | Author: Editorial Staff

You’ll consider several criteria when purchasing your first home, but have you thought about how easy it will be to sell later? Things like location, features, and nearby amenities—the same criteria you’ll consider—can affect a property’s resale value.

You like it, but will they?
If it’s your first home, you may only plan to stay in it for a few years. And while you may be willing to buy a house that, for example, is located on a busy street or close to railroad tracks, ask yourself, “Will future buyers feel the same way?”

Keep the next buyers in mind
Once the home is yours, think about how to improve or maintain the home to appeal to future buyers. This can include things like upgrading bathroom or kitchen fixtures, improving the landscaping, or using paint colors that have broad appeal.

Ask an expert
If you have questions about whether a property will be easy or hard to sell in the future, talk to a Texas REALTOR®. He or she can offer advice about purchasing a home you love that will also appeal to the most buyers when you’re ready to move.

Categories: Buyers, Sellers
Tags: buyers, seller, resale value, consumers


Comments

Laura Van Meter on 11/10/2014

Thinking ahead could really pay off!

Rebecca Manzanares on 11/09/2014

I read this blog and recall that we had to unexpectedly sell our house sooner than expected due to a medical need.  When we had to decide to sell, it had an offer in 30 days. We can only thank my REALTOR for reminding us that this was our first home that we should consider what the next buyer would like.


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