You’ve meticulously maintained your home. The floors are spotless. Someone has really cared for this home, so any buyer can just move straight in, right?
Not necessarily. If your home is in an older style and hasn’t been updated, people will notice. Even if you clean regularly, that doesn’t mean you’ve done all the necessary repairs or replaced outdated fixtures. In order to sell your home, you really need to sell your home. Make people want to buy it. Compare your home to other, similar homes currently for sale. If those are new or remodelled, and yours isn’t, you may not be able to get the same price they will. Then the decision becomes, do you want to make renovations, or potentially end up getting less than you wanted?