If you don't want the expense neither will the buyers.

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Home Stager with Janice Ankrett Home Staging

 

Sellers quite often hope they can ignore a problem with their home. They don't want to go to the expense of doing the necessary repair.

The problem is, the buyer isn't going to want to deal with that problem either. If they do accept the fact that they will have to make the repair, they will reduce their offer to cover the cost.

Recently I consulted on a home where the seal on the window of a sliding door was gone. The pane was fogged up. The seller was hoping the weather would be good and the fogging would not show while he was on the market.

With all the competition on the market today, sellers cannot afford to ignore a problem. Buyers will simply move on to the next house with no issues to deal with.

Make that last investment in your home so that you can succeed  and move on with your life.

 

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Sharon Tara
New Hampshire Home Stager
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Leaving something unrepaired like that will only make buyers wonder what else has been neglected.  Creating the perception of being well maintained is the way to go, not creating doubt!

April 23, 2012 04:10 PM
Rainmaker
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Malcolm Johnston
Trenton Real Estate
Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario

Obvious fixes like that shouldn't be ignored unless sellers want to give potential buyers ammunition for lower offers.

April 24, 2012 06:46 AM
Rainmaker
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Janice Ankrett
Burlington Ont. Accredited Staging Professional
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Marte, it can be false economy for sure.

April 24, 2012 06:46 AM
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Janice Ankrett
Burlington Ont. Accredited Staging Professional
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That's right Sharon. If buyers can see deferred maintenance it will only make them wonder what else has been left undone.

April 24, 2012 06:48 AM
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Janice Ankrett
Burlington Ont. Accredited Staging Professional
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So true Malcolm. Why provide the buyer with a bargaining chip?

April 24, 2012 06:49 AM
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Home Staging tips and advice offered to help sellers. Working in Burlington Ont. and surrounding areas Janice Ankrett ASP helps sellers prepare their homes for sale. Janice works with real estate agents and owners to help the home sell as quickly as possible for the best possible price.