On July 23rd it was National Vanilla Ice Cream Day, which got us thinking about this quirky “holiday” from a real estate perspective.
You’ve probably heard that “vanilla” homes are the most popular with buyers. You know, “neutral” decor, paint, and no personal touches. Bland. Boring. Lacking any “flavor” at all.
Sometimes, we agents even advise people to intentionally make their house “vanilla” before going on the market.
The truth is, there are buyers who LOVE (and buy) homes with “flavor”.
Now don’t get us wrong, a “vanilla” home will appeal to more people. And that can be good.
But to advise *everyone* to make their homes vanilla is kinda silly.
Unique, “crazy-flavored” homes can really appeal to a specific buyer or two. Maybe not *every* buyer. But to those it *does* appeal to, you have a captive audience who can’t get what you’re offering anywhere else.
Debating whether you should make your house “vanilla” or not, for the sake of selling it, boils down to how quickly you want it to sell…
If your home is “vanilla”, it’ll probably appeal to more people and, therefore, will probably sell more quickly or readily.
But on the other hand, if you have a home with some “flavor”...
… it might not appeal to tons of buyers, but it could translate into being worth more money—to the *right* buyers.
Thinking of selling your home? Call us! We’d be happy to give you our two scoops… or cents .:)
Author:Marie Schyberg Phone: 704-763-1426 Dated: July 24th 2018 Views: 145 About Marie: Swedish Realtor® licensed in NC & SC, with domestic and international relocation experience and exp...
Swedish Realtor® licensed in NC & SC, with domestic and international relocation experience and expertise.
Education - Patience - Service
My specialty is to guide and assist clients who are new to the real estate market in the Carolinas and/or who are looking for guidance, assistance or consultation. Making the transition from one home to another smooth and a positive experience.
I am fluent in English, Swedish and conversational in French.
Destination Services Consultant since 2013.
Experience, Generosity, Flexibility, Teamwork and Accountability lead to Extraordinary Results.
Wishing you all of the Hope, Wonder, and Joy that the Season can bring
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