I had an appointment to have my teeth cleaned this week. I really like the hygienist and I actually look forward to my appointments because it's like visiting with an old friend. She always has something interesting to share with me. She used to sell real estate and is still very interested in the local market. She usually has a real estate story or two to tell.
Since I saw her last she has purchased a home.
She got a " really good deal " on the home and may not have been so lucky had the sellers made more of an effort to properly prepare it for sale.
Luckily, she recognized the "good bones" and potential that others had missed.
She told me that the home was FILTHY.
Kitchen cabinets were covered in fingerprints and sticky. There were dirty dishes in the sink and mold in the refrigerator. There was mold in the bathroom.
Paint colors used throughout the home were French's mustard yellow, mint green, and lavender.
The price had been reduced twice.
Talk about money left on the table. Seller Sabotage strikes again!
She told me that she believes potential buyers just couldn't see past the condition and realize the home's full potential. She didn't let it's appearance scare her away.
She's been cleaning and painting since she moved in....something the sellers should have done PRIOR to listing. Maybe if they had, they would have sold sooner and made more money.
Seller's loss....Buyer's gain!