I have a great new listing in Meridian, Idaho coming up. The house itself needs work but....
My friend has wonderful knick knacks, antiques and pictures crowding the home. The beautiful 1800 sq fto home looks crowded. Her stuff is nice but work will be required. She understands and she will be down on Thursday. I told her she could load the 3 car garage with things.
Another problem is a pet problem. She had some ornate wallpaper with a border. It is dated but would have worked if not for the cat. Apparently the cat took objection tot he flowers on the border and she attacked it in several places. It is time to take off the 60 ft of border and repaint.
There is a few minor repairs and then this beautiful home will hit the market at $209,900.
Now some might ask why do the repairs? Why empty and stage with her own furnature?
When I walk in with a buyer I want my buyer to be able to think of their possessions in the home.... I don't want them thinking they have a fixer for a beautiful home when a few repairs and a little paint will jazz it up. I don't want to do repairs while the house is on the market.
The first two weeks is the most important time for a sale. If I get the offers then I am likley to get multiple offers.... People will bid higher on a new listing....
So on Thursday I meet with my client and we start emptying the home. The home fits her to a tee but I want it to fit everyone!