Atlanta Buckhead Midtown Fix Or Not?
Fogged Windows In Condo For Sale
In Atlanta, whether Buckhead or Midtown,
should a Seller fix Fogged Windows before putting home on Market?
The short answer is YES! Replace the windows before putting the home up for sale. Show a Property at its best for a quick sale is a good rule of thumb. However, at $300 per window it may not be possible for the Seller to do so.
Showed a lovely condo today - everything completely clean, repainted, bright and shiny! But, when the Listing Photos were taken, as you may see above, the window blinds were down. When I arrived with our Client, all the window blinds were in the full open position.
Looking out the windows was equal to being on the ocean in the middle of an impenetrable fog! Nothing could be seen out of the windows! In fact, the lack of visibility diminished the other qualities of the home.
What causes a "foggy" window?
When the seal at the glass installation fails, condensation enters the space between the two panes of glass.
Unless these is a drain space, the moisture will discolor the glass and make it look "foggy".
When I represent the Buyer - I always try to get the allowance for the repair not ask the Seller to do the repair. Generally, the Seller is interested in getting out with the least expense possible. Generally, the Buyer is interested in getting the best result possible. Pretty obvious who should choose the repair professional!
Listing photo courtesy of D.J.Compass
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