Remodeling Tips for Sellers, Listen To Your Realtor and Get Results!

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Real Estate Agent with The House Company Galveston Texas

An important role I play with my clients is Counselor.  Specifically, to assess the home and tell the seller honestly what it takes to get the house sold.  Whiz bang marketing and all the internet exposure in the world isn't going to help if the house is a nightmare.  I was called in to do a market analysis on a home that I had previously sold and had been used (and abused) as a rental.  It was in bad shape.  The tenants had lived there 5 years and really trashed the interior.  I told the seller, no way was I going to market the house in that condition, if he wanted top dollar (and he did) he was going to have to re do the interior and compete with newer homes.  His advantage was this home was in a good neighborhood and had a very large wooded lot perfect for someone with a boat or rv or wanting to build a shop/garage.  Before the remodel he was offered 60k for the house.  After the remodeling we listed the house for $119,500 and got an offer in the first week!  It pays to listen to your Realtor.  Here's the results. 

1503 Wildflower Round Rock Texas

Round Rock home for sale

Clean, bright, new carpet, paint, tile and crown mouldings to dress it up.

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Replaced broken sliding door wih French doors and new tile in dining.

Sparks Realty house for sale Round Rock Texas

New cabinets, appliances and fixtures makes home show like NEW!

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New exterior paint and yard clean up.. ready for fresh sod come spring.

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Comments (3)

Melinda (Mel) Peterson
Grants Pass, OR - Bend, OR
@TheBlessedRealtor - ABR, CRS

Great post Mike!  If our Seller's listen to us, the results are ususally good!

Feb 26, 2010 09:22 AM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Great job Mike! The house does look good and new! This Seller will listen to you again, you know what you are talking about...

Feb 26, 2010 12:34 PM
Michael Bergin
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - ABR - SRES - Alexandria, VA
Northern Virginia Real Estate

Excellent advice and the dollar figures prove you were right on the money.  I've got a big listing coming up and fortunately a seller who took in every word about improvements.

Michael

Feb 26, 2010 01:09 PM