New Orleans Condos-Selling Your condo-Your Upgrades are Important

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Real Estate Agent with Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.

Selling your Condo! What are the Upgrades you have done! How do they compare to the competition?

      When pricing a condo knowing your upgrades is more important than ever.  This is becoming a bigger and bigger factor for the buyer and the seller.  Many buyers are asking the sales price as to when you purchased the unit as they should do.  It is therefore best to be able to detail the positive changes that you have made while you have owned the unit.  Remember you are competing for the sale. 

     You should be able to detail the items costing more than $500 and the various cost associated with the upgrades.  Buyers and many agents do not know the cost of the things they are looking at.  Think about appliances, a-c system, cabinets, light fixtures, flooring. recent painting, and so on.

      The best thing to do is make a list of the upgrades with some cost attached.  I will make a flyer on the upgrades.  Know what you are leaving behind.  If you need to take something then get it replaced before putting the condo on the market.  The buyers need to get an idea of cost as your competitor may not have the upgrades.

     You also want to think about the upgrades of the Condo association as you paid for them through an assessment or from the general fund.  Did you get a new roof lately?  Has the complex just been recently painted?  

     There may be some upgrades that should be done before putting the unit on the market.  We need to review the price and competition to see what things people expect to be done.  Many, Many buyers in segment just want to move in and not have anything to do.  I will or have had several blog on upgrades that should be done! 

     If you are a buyer you will need to ask all these questions if the listing agent has not had the fore site to figure this concept out.

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Hello, Eric. I posted a comment, a Lonnnggg one and it disappeared. Essentially, I commented "Inspiring Blog for ALL resales, not just condos. Also, true upgrade cost, well documented will bring sanity to the real world. REagards, Suzi. 

PS: I also said I missed you.

January 25, 2009 09:05 PM #1
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Eric Bouler
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Suzi, thanks for the comments. You are always welcome to come over and help me show properties. The New Orleans tour day is Wednesday. I get so many buyers wanting to know what the seller paid, still work with 50/50 Buyers and Sellers. Come on Over! 

Did you catch the new header and slide show? Thats cuz I have more time.

January 25, 2009 09:12 PM #2
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Karin Smith
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Eric.. I love the photos you use in your post.  Do you take these yourself?

-Karin :)

 

January 28, 2009 07:03 AM #3
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Karin, Yes, Its something I like to do. Most people like to see things so its important to to give them a quick glimse of what you are saying.  You want to take them yourself as google records them all.

Steamship Circle Condo, River Ridge, I am trying to finish a listing right now on my site to give people a feel. Experimenting with this method to make some quick points.

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