From the gardening world.
From what I remember, beneficials are bugs, spiders, butterflies, etc. that you WANT around.
They help other things.
Pollinating for instance. Or eating the “bad-guys.” Plus other stuff that my green-thumbed friends could tell me.
In the end your garden is better for having them around.
Everyone needs ‘beneficials.’ Yes, even you.
Below are three beneficials if you’re buying or selling a home.
- Newer appliances
- Immaculate walls
- Home should be warm in winter, cool in summer
- Be pre-approved
- Base your offer around facts, not opinions
- Understand motivation of seller
Why newer appliances?
They make buyers wonder what else isn’t updated when your appliances (or cabinets or whatever) look like they’re from the 80′s.
Buyers don’t like old. Old looks like it’s ready to breakdown. Inefficient.
They’re like an uncooked red onion to one of the judges on ‘Chopped.’ Not good.
Makes it difficult to look at the good things your home has to offer. It leaves a bad taste.
The fewer bad tastes your home puts in the mouths of potential buyers…the better.
When purchasing a home, why should you care about the motivation of the seller?
Can you know for sure what the sellers motivation is? No, absolutely not. But a low offer three weeks into their listing will probably put one of those bad tastes into the sellers mouth.
Nothing makes for little to no movement on price in a counter offer than an owner who wants to say ‘screw you’ to any potential buyer. And unfortunately, the only way they can is to not move on price.
Which is bad for you, Mr. or Ms. Buyer.
As Yoda might say: “Much going on. Smart, must be.”
And when you’re ready to hire a smart Mauston Realtor, contact Adam at (608) 542-0178 or holberga [at] firstweber [dot] com.