How To Decide...

Real Estate Broker/Owner with HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 311291

Today I went on an appointment to answer questions about putting a home on the market.

This property is in a very desirable neighborhood, good schools, well built, great lot but... it needs major updating.

Or TLC my translation is "tons of liquid cash."



Fix it up or sell as is


My opinion was requested about these options. 

Do we put money into the house, rehab it, update  extensively and try to get the going price in the area?

 Do we market at a price that reflects the 'as is' condition and move it quickly?


Either way this home would sell. But I can only give my suggestions...I cannot make the decisions.

They will call when they are ready. 

Now, I'm wondering which way they decide.

Stay may be a few months.


Margaret Rome 410-530-2400



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Comments (9)

Lisa Hernandez
Opes Real Estate Group - Kendall, FL
Realtor serving Kendall, South Miami & Pinecrest

Good luck!

Dec 29, 2016 07:27 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

Thanks Lisa. The sellers have some decisions to make.

Dec 29, 2016 08:44 PM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Hi Margaret, I am sure you gave the sellers great advice and hope they make the right choice. Happy New Year!

Dec 29, 2016 08:21 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Rebecca Gaujot, the Go To Realtor® We spoke for about an hour and a half. They have some things to think about.

Hapy New Year !!

Dec 29, 2016 08:43 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

 You can only do so much and it is up to the sellers in the long run. You are the best thing that the sellers have going for themselves Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland 

Dec 29, 2016 09:49 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

Thanks Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington 

Dec 30, 2016 07:46 AM
MichelleCherie Carr Crowe .Just Call. 408-252-8900
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

Making sure they see all of their options was a great first step.

Dec 29, 2016 11:00 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

Happy New Year Michelle Carr-Crowe-Top 1% Diamond Certified Real Estate Team Sells Cupertino San Jose Homes-Just Call 408-252-8900 

Dec 30, 2016 07:46 AM
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

We often do this...the "as is" is with anythng done that might get in the way of

fnancing and then we have pricing completed for updated along with comps

that reflect do or not to do is the Sellers' choice with all options outlined.

Dec 30, 2016 03:40 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

Yep, that is what we did. Now it's their decision.


Dec 30, 2016 07:41 AM
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Margaret - That's an exercise that we do frequently with our sellers, and it's a great tool for focusing them on the stuff that's really important, no matter which way they decide.

Dec 30, 2016 11:22 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

Dick Greenberg  It does get them to focus. It will probably be  several months before they make the decision to move forward or not.

Dec 30, 2016 09:05 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

There is a lot to consider and you were certainly the right choice to call in for the answers, Margaret. Have a Happy New Year.

Dec 30, 2016 08:37 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Debbie Reynolds Thank you and a very Happy and healthy New Year to you  and everyone you love.

Dec 30, 2016 09:07 PM