If you are a REALTOR and have not hired a stager, DO IT NOW! This struck me today because I showed a home in a very desirable neighborhood yesterday. Remarks in MLS said the home was being sold 'as is' due to limited budget. This can be a concern but this home is priced accordingly. I comped it out and the numbers worked. As long as an inspector didn't find any major issues then we're in business!
Curb appeal is awesome. A half acre of nicely wooded yard. Full,rocking chair, front porch, gorgeous!!!
Then I got a whiff. Someone must have been walking around the house smoking. Boy, was I wrong!! I opened the front door and got knocked off my feet by the haze.
I am talking about 17 years of a couple packs a day. Okay, I know, it is being sold 'as is' and it is price well for 'as is' so i move on through the house. Mind you, I had to keep my eyes open and looking around so I could step over and around the STUFF. And I mean Stuff Collecting as a 400 level class! The lighting couldn't even help. It was too much.
Look past the stuff, look past the stuff...
This brings me to my point.
- the numbers support an 'as is' sale.
- the neighborhood is fantastic!!!
- the lot this home is on is GORGEOUS
- this home is custom built by a reputable builder in our area.
OI!!!! The house won't sell like this! It has been on the market and has reduced the price and is offering an allowance. And still, it sits. Put a POD unit in the driveway and pack it up! The buyers will forgive you a POD in the driveway. They won't forgive you hiding the house. If you are offering an allowance, please, go ahead and change the carpet. Then, don't smoke in the house! Just don't!
We are talking about a house that would probably sell in a week or two if buyers could walk in it.
Help us, help you. We want to sell your homes!!!