Good House Bad House--Good Seller Bad Seller

By
Real Estate Agent with Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate Delaware RS-0010115
https://activerain.com/droplet/zXH

Sometimes I lose patience with sellers of older and historic homes who have put up with defects for many years and expect buyers to turn a blind eye to them.

the before picture

Let's face it, buyers (unless they are looking for a fixer-upper at a bargain price) do not want to see the above when they are seeking their "dream" historic home".

You may have gotten away with a home looking like this when listings were more scarce than hen's teeth, but not in this market.

PEOPLE!  Enjoy your house--give mom the nice kitchen she has always wanted--bring the bathroom up to 21st century standards and ENJOY YOUR HOUSE!  You never know when you may get a job transfer, need a bigger house, need to downsize, lose your job, have more kids, WHATEVER!

Then you will be able to say, "We really enjoyed this house to the fullest and it's ready for the next generation of owners."

That's all we ask of you owners of older and historic homes!

Need advice on what to do to your Delaware and Chester County home and how to do it? 

Contact Carolyn Roland

close

This entry hasn't been re-blogged:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
Topic:
Home Improvement
Location:
Delaware New Castle County
Groups:
Delaware Valley Region
Chester County, PA
Heritage Properties, Historic Sites and Antiques .
ActiveRainPhotoBlogger
Tags:
historic home advice
selling historic homes
historic home improvements
delaware chester county older homes

Post a Comment
Spam prevention
Spam prevention
Show All Comments
Ambassador
1,542,713
William Johnson
Retired - La Jolla, CA
Retired Real Estate Professional
Hi Carolyn, A very good post and certainly a well spoken message for all generations in all types of homes.
May 10, 2012 02:00 PM #1
Rainmaker
604,859
Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware and S. Chester County PA
Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate - Wilmington, DE
Carolyn Roland, GRI, CRS

Thanks William. You are right, it should apply to any age house!

May 10, 2012 11:39 PM #2
Post a Comment
Spam prevention
Show All Comments

What's the reason you're reporting this blog entry?

Are you sure you want to report this blog entry as spam?

Rainmaker
604,859

Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware and S. Chester County PA

Carolyn Roland, GRI, CRS
Carolyn: Tell me more about buying or selling older homes.
*
*
*
*
Spam prevention

Additional Information