I don't know if this is going to be a complaint or an observation , maybe both. I recently have done walkthroughs with a customer of mine in new construction projects in my area. What is amazing are how many little things were either sloppily done or not clean or left undone. Is it arrogance or ignorance on the part of Developers to think the buyers in our market are going to just buy the product they have on display despite it's condition?
When I was in college I worked for a custom builder that even had us rake the yard and clean out the landscaping each day when we were done. There is somethinng to say about pride of workmanship, but now the lack there of is effecting their bottom line.
I have been to open houses with large globs of spackle on the wall which was painted over, holes in sheetrock, missing siding, dented appliances the list goes on and on. Heres a news flash BUYERS WANT BETTER! I wouldn't even consider walking into a car dealer and sitting in a brand new car with an empty soda can in the cup holder dirty napkins on the floor and mud on the seats. Can you hear the Car Salesman say " Oh, that was from the guys that built the car, we will have it cleaned before you take delivery. Or how about buying new pants with a gum wrapper in the pocket ?
I can't stress enough to my sellers the importance of the finished product. Wether you furnish it or not , clean it and keep it clean . Hire people to go in once a week just to look. I once had a woman almost blow lunch after she went into a bathroom in a brand new home to find something waiting for her in a toilet that she swore moved.
We may not be able to get every seller to price property where it needs to be but how about cleaning up the product a little. In these times you need to do whatever it takes to stand out so don't underestimate the power of a mop
There that wasn't so bad.