Spending money to make money

Real Estate Agent with Atlanta Communities 303302

The old saw about spending money to make money is certainly true in the Real Estate market. Whether is is an individual agent spending money on marketing themselves or and individual home owner spending money on their home before listing it, we all have to spend money to make money.

My partner and I almost always have suggestions for the homeowner looking to market their home. We walk through the home and make suggestions to the homeowner on what can be done to help the home sell more quickly and for more money. We try very hard to keep our suggestions inexpensive and easy to do, but sometimes the owner just does not want to do anything but sell the home. This decision will almost always reflect in the ultimate listing and selling price.

Painting is one of the easiest and cheapest things a home owner can do to positively effect the outcome of the sale of their home. We all love color in our homes, but truthfully, a neutral colored home will always show better. The outside trim of the home should be painted and all wood rot repaired. These are all things that will keep a buyer away if not attended to.

Simply put, if you as a home seller will spend a little money to spruce up your home, it will come back to you in the form of a higher sales price and a faster sale.

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Peter den Boer, Associate Broker, Realtor

Atlanta Communities Real estate Brokerage


Ph. 770.713.1545



I write about daily life as a Realtor in the Towne Lake Community in Woodstock Georgia.


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David Popoff
DMK Real Estate - Darien, CT
Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct

Home maintenance is a must, buyers want well maintained clean homes.

May 08, 2013 10:08 PM #1
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

We call it "all dressed up and ready to sell" which as you point out...doesn't need to be expensive..but does need to be done.

May 08, 2013 10:09 PM #2
Mark Delgado
houses for rent, Solano County & Glen Cove - Benicia, CA
Benicia and Vallejo, Property Management, rental h
We face the exact same situation in property management when we make recommendations to help a property rent for a higher price or more quickly. Some owners get it, some don't.
May 09, 2013 10:47 AM #3
Teral McDowell
Referral Patners LLC - Murphy, TX

A concept that is true even in building our business and sure makes a good point for the home seller.

May 09, 2013 10:53 AM #4
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