If Walls Could Talk

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Real Estate Agent with DFW FINE PROPERTIES 0506509

 

On average, buyers spend a long time saving up enough money to buy a home and feel confident enough to say it's affordable. While looking at pre-existing homes it's easy to nitpick other people's houses and notice flaws or fortune. Next comes the Home Inspection and things you didn't know are revealed concerning safety and home maintenance. The big day comes, people move in and get comfortable. Cleaning house is the homeowners responsibility.

 

IF WALLS COULD TALK, WHAT WOULD THEY SAY? 

 

Would your walls say this?

  • Wallpaper patterns, like stripes and floral are outdated
  • This wallpaper is what builders used in the 1990s
  • Taking down glued mirrors require drywall repair
  • New mirrors, paint, and updated lighting costs money
  • It will take a giant to remove those cobwebs
  • If you think I look bad, don't look at the floors, ceilings, or cabinets
  • Updated decor that is non-realty doesn't come with the property
  • Repairs are needed
  • Check for mold and water stains
  • Check for cracks
  • Check for holes for insects and rodents

 

Or would your walls say this?

  • Clean and fresh is nice
  • Neutral can go with anything
  • Go ahead and look, you won't find deterioration
  • Repainting will be easy
  • Did you notice the new chalk & weatherstripping around doors & windows?
  • Did you see how clean the window sills and windows are?
  • Peeled paint? Exposed wood? Naw, you won't find any in this house!

 

Even though a house may be pre-existing to the new owners the house they choose will be their new house. There are many home maintenance items that are expected to be addressed when owning a property. Sellers are required to disclose by completing a Seller's Disclosure form in Texas. Sales price should be adusted when repairs are needed that the sellers can't do. Selecting the right real estate Agent to guide both buyers and sellers is a smart idea. 

 

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Rainmaker
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Norma J. Elkins
Elite Realty Group - Morristown, TN
Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team

Excellent blog and oh the wallpaper conversation is one that is very touchy to some folks because I have learned from experience that you either love it or you hate it.  Thanks for sharing...have an awesome day!

Nov 12, 2019 09:09 AM #1
Rainmaker
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Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
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Walls do talk to us in the ways you show. I know what I'd like my walls to say!

Nov 12, 2019 09:11 AM #2
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Patricia - but they do speak.  Wall-talk as it may be called.  And they speak volumes about all sorts of things.  Some prospective buyers listen...and listen carefully.  They may wonder if the current homeowner will say as much...or provide too much information....

Nov 12, 2019 09:22 AM #3
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

This is very good reading for prospective home sellers. 

Nov 12, 2019 10:19 AM #4
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Ah yes, if walls could talk. If so, when I get ready to sell our house, the walls would say... buy this house you will love it and it is move-in ready.

Nov 12, 2019 11:41 AM #5
Rainmaker
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Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Nice analogy, speaking walls, and what would they say. Often think this when I see antiques, wh held them , what did they say, see, etc. Nice take well done.

Nov 12, 2019 12:25 PM #6
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George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
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Patricia we can shoot for perfection, but I would say the majority of the Walls would say a combination of both the good and the bad.

Nov 12, 2019 01:40 PM #7
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, I am looking for the gold star and don't see it!  I love the way you put this. This is original and should be featured!   

Nov 12, 2019 06:20 PM #8
Rainmaker
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Fort Worth, TX
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE® - It is 100% original by me and I thank you for voting me a gold star. But it's what the Feature Fairies think, and if hasn't happened by now, it may not get there. However, the support I receive from you is so deeply appreciated. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart! 

Nov 12, 2019 06:45 PM #9
Rainmaker
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

Good morning! Taking the time to repair/replace items will help home owners sell their home, and will make the new buyers life a lot easier. Things like paint and repair are relatively easy to do and make such a big difference.

Have a wonderful day!

Nov 13, 2019 06:14 AM #10
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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Uh, I definitely don't want my walls to start talking, they know too much about me, haha.

Nov 13, 2019 10:10 AM #11
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