Don't sell yet, repair

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Pro Players Realty


If your thinking about selling that Tallahassee home but know the Tallahassee real estate market is just too low then why not start preparing your house now?

The order of things:

Fix the major stuff first:  leaky roof, termites, insulation problems.

Once that’s taken care of you can ’spruce up the place’ but realize that you likely not to get back every dollar you spend.  Most recommend against doing major remodels.   However, make sure everything is working order.  Your house has to look good.  The golden three are:  clean, paint, get rid of the carpet.

Now it’s on to landscape.  Believe it or not this is one of the most important things.  First impressions and all…

The great thing about taking advantage of a down market is the ability to spread out your repairs over time and knowing that when the housing market recovers you’ll be ready to take advantage.

Comments (2)

Jim O'Donnell
Raleigh Cary Realty - Fuquay Varina, NC

You are going to have to fix stuff sooner than later, so you might as well go ahead and get it fixed upfront.

Jan 28, 2010 05:42 AM
Margo Currie
Exit 1 Stop Realty - Saint Augustine Beach, FL

Fix while the market's depressed and sell when it goes back up... you'll be in tip top shape and ready to go. Great advice.

Jan 28, 2010 05:57 AM