Home Buyers - Cosmetic Allowance or Work Already Done?
This post is more of a probing question than anything else.
Consider this: Many times, you will come into a home where it is obvious that the sellers repainted and recarpeted. How does that generally make you feel, even if their choices are tasteful but don't necessarily match yours?
Question One: If you are in the market for a home and you see one with less-than-desirable paint, flooring, etc., would you prefer that the seller pro-actively take care of these issues - knowing that their paint and flooring choices may not match your preferences, or would you prefer that the sellers simply give an allowance for you to do your own thing?
As a follow-up, would you be more or less likely to buy if sellers just gave you an allowance and it was up to you to re-paint and re-carpet instead of it having been already done?
Please comment. Brokers - what are your opinions?