Home Buyers throughout the Kansas City Metro and surrounding areas are becoming increasingly frustrated at the shortage of available homes. We are seeing homes going into “multiple offer” situations withing HOURS of being listed on the MLS. While home prices are not fully “recessed” or in as much of a bubble as ’07, they are certainly on the rise and not far off. If you purchased a home after the “crash” or before the ’07 bubble, this may be a great time for you to list. Additionally, if you purchased a home as an investor to “flip,” list now!
So what are home buyers looking for?
We are working with tons of pre-qualified, eager Buyers who are ready to pounce on homes, but what are they looking for?
- Good school districts
- 3+ bedrooms
- 1.5+ baths
- “open layout” or a layout that can be easily opened up
- big ticket items taken care of like roof or windows. Most Buyers now can see past outdated decor, paint, and carpet and other cosmetic updating, but having big ticket items taken care of is a huge plus.
- If you don’t want to hassle with taking care of big ticket items or cosmetic updating before listing, price yourself accordingly. You may know what a gem your home will be AFTER a new roof and fresh paint is on, but price your home for what it is today- not what it can be.
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