I came across a new client who had tried to sell his condo for 3 months with someone else. This one bedroom condo was in great condition and great location, but the carpet was worn and had traffic stains in it. He said he gave a carpet allowance with the last listing.
I told him, in my experience, a carpet allowance is a license to take your allowance and ask for more off the price too! I suggested he take his carpet allowance and get some carpet put in. "Realtor-beige" (I suggested).
This particular seller didn't like my input and went with another agent that was referred by a friend. I'm anxious to see if he changed the carpet or if it sits on the market for another 3 months.
Tell me Rainers.....what do you think?