If you are a serious seller, as most are, you need to pay attention to what Buyers are saying. There are fewer of them so what are they looking for in a potential home?
I've been listening to Buyers & ran a quick poll in my Instagram Stories which confirmed what I've been hearing.
Almost 70% of Buyers want a home that is move in ready, that doesn't need much work at all.. Only about 1/3 are up for a reno & really want a space to make their own.
What should a seller do to appeal to the largest part of the Buyer market? You might think that these suggestions have always been true but Sellers have been getting away with doing less in the busy Sellers' market for the last few years. Others may not have sold for many years so it's new territory.
It varies with each property but creating a home that is clean, uncluttered, has everything in good working order, & generally have eliminated any obvious obstacles for a Buyer, will appeal. Your realtor will be a great source for suggestions-obviously! You should assume an inspection will be done when not in a multiple offer situation as there is now time for subjects.
Smart sellers will respond to this market & do what's necessary to make the sale.