Watching a Buyer falling in love with a house is a wonderful thing...a joy to see the twinkle in their eye, the spring in their step, watching the decorating wheels turning as they image their furniture in the home and see their family at the kitchen table, parties in the rec room...relaxing beside the fireplace...it makes a Realtor glad they chose this dream making profession. The emotion of the experience for everyone involved is unduplicated.
Then...as a Buyer's agent ....we tour the outside of the property with the prospective Buyers....this is sometimes where the excitement and enthusiasm can be tempered with the reality of things that may not exist or may not have been maintained on the outside.
-Peeling paint on the trim
- Rotting wood
- Garage - None or less than 2 car
- Driveway condition - dirt, asphalt...concrete
- Roof shaded by tree branches
- Puddles of large proportion throughout the yard
(not intended as a pool)
- Trees and bushes growing close to the foundation
- Missing downspouts, gutters in disrepair
Some things can be easily fixed...others not as easily and more expensively..."I can just put in a driveway" can become a five figure expense.
In this "snooze you lose" market it is easy to have a Buyer let hearts rule heads and get carried away in the moment without the voice of objective reason to provide caution that
is necesary in making a sound decision.
Buying a house is not just a business decision....a whirlwind of emotion becomes a part of this very important life changing decision.
If you or anyone you know is getting their house ready to sell or is considering buying a home in southeastern Wisconsin..Call the Hansons, we are honored to be of service.