Garden Gnomes say: What to fix up on my home?

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You may have questions about real estate about such as "What to fix up on my home" to add to your personal enjoyment or make your home sell and not sure whom to ask? You could ask me as your personal REALTOR® or you could ask the usually reliable but sometimes erratic "Garden Gnomes".


You prefer to start with the garden gnomes, you say. OK, OK. Your REALTOR® is busy and the Garden Gnomes are sitting around outside, in where else, your garden. Wisdom awaits.

garden gnome real estateAsk the garden gnomes "What should I fix up on my home to make it sell?" Give your REALTOR® the day off


Walking into the garden, the Garden gnomes meditate and answer the question, "What should I fix up on my home?" 


What is the best thing to do in order to sell a home? What would you do?


Garden gnomes have their own ideas of what to look for in a they mesh with your needs or a buyers if you are selling? However, those fun loving garden gnomes may be living with the new owner of your home so it may be worthwhile to get their opinions.


Garden gnomes turtle
                Decisions Decisions! What shall I fix up on my home next? Garden Gnomes love turles

This can be perplexing decision. What do you want to personally enjoy in your home and your garden gnomes? Or....what do buyers consider most important when buying a home? Whch choice does one make?

If you love your home and do not want to ever move....maybe a built in HO Train set going from room to room or possibly a private bowling alley or room with a turtle aquarium (a favorite of garden gnomes...see above). Maybe you or your garden gnome will love these... but these will not attract the majority of buyers. Garden Gnomes like pools, but you may not get your money back when selling.

What do "Buyers" want when choosing a home?


Top 10 things that buyers and even 'Garden Gnomes' may want

Source: MarketWatch, Steve Kerch , Paul Cardis, CEO of Avid Ratings, which conducts an annual survey of buyer preferences, identified these must-haves in new homes:

1, Large kitchens with islands 
2. Energy efficiency, including energy-efficient appliances, super insulation, and high-efficiency windows. 
3. Home offices 
4. Main-floor master suite 
5. Outdoor living space, gardens, fountains, ponds (Garden Gnomes like)
6. Ceiling fans 
7. Soaking tub in the master suite and/or an oversize shower with a seating area 
8. Stone and brick exteriors rather than stucco or vinyl 
9. Community walking paths and playgrounds (Garden Gnomes like)
10. Two-car garages, but three-car garages are even more desirable

Of course the 'Garden Gnomes' may have # 5 and # 9 higher on their list. 


More Ideas


For more Garden Gnome ideas that will attract Buyers see how to "Make your home SMILE"!


The Garden Gnomes may look wise and have some good answers, but I as your licensed REALTOR® am ready to help and represent you as your personal Seller or Buyer's agent or refer you to an agent in your local area.


Ready to give the Garden Gnomes the day off and talk to your REALTOR® to get your home listed? Thanks, I am ready to help you.  Are you ready to sell or buy a home? For answers to your questions: Selling My Home in Scottsdale or Arizona or Buying a home in Scottsdale or Arizona.


Add your own home "fix-up" ideas... to the Garden Gnomes meditations here.

Posted by

Jeffrey Masich, Associate Broker, REALTOR®, MBA, GRI, BS Accounting


Scottsdale, Arizona





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Paul Antonelli
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Great post.  

Aug 02, 2017 04:57 PM #1
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