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crimson8888, Home Buyer in 20152

Selling our TH in South Riding..we have all SS appliances except our gas stove..should we spend $$ to get a SS gas stove...before we showcase our TH

Asked by crimson8888, 20152 Sat Jan 25, 2014

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Let's take a step back...Buyer who will buy your town home will be either a first time home buyer or an investor. Most likely depending on your home size it will be first time home buyer or a buyer down sizing.
If you stove is functioning well and it is in a well maintained condition then you don't need to invest and replace the stove. However if your home has other weakness example backs to busy road or lack of upgrades through out the home it may help you to leverage that kitchen which is heart of most family will help you sell.

Good Luck
Ritu Desai
Associate Broker
Samson Properties
703-625-4949
Info@eNOVAHomes.com
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sun Jan 26, 2014
A step back is always good practical advise. To add to your suggestion is to consider the age and condition of the existing appliances. Sometimes 'brand new' makes everything around it look......unappealing.
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Well, the simple answer is "it depends". Your choice of words (" ... before we SHOWCASE OUR TH") indicates you understand the importance of first impression. Obviously matching appliances "look" better, and stainless steel remains a favorite among Buyers. Will your house sell without the new stove ? Well, getting property sold is as much about pricing as condition; in fact the two are commingled. Better SHOWCASED HOMES SELL FASTER AND GENERALLY FOR MORE MONEY than other similar homes in the area. In the end, if your Southriding home shows well (except for a mixed matched stove) and is priced right, it should sell fast. Contact me if you want an opinion on pricing and or other suggestions for enhanced showcasing.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Feb 3, 2014
When a buyer walks through a home, even ones they love, they start with what I call the "Mental Calculator". All the things that are going to cost them money in order to move in. Some people would say sure, buy a cheap stove, but I'm of the opinion that a buyer will know it's cheap and will want to even replace that. (Been there several times)
I would recommend you get a nicer stove, or wait and see what the buyers are saying. You can always offer a dollar amount to go towards the stove they want, or you can put one in later if it becomes an issue.
Good luck with your sale! Inventory is very low right now, so hopefully you'll get a quick offer.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jan 28, 2014
Mary Langford - Zip Realty 703-554-9805

If your home shows well and your range does not appear old or dated it should be O.K. However if you want your home to look its best then I would purchase a new one. It does not have to be expensive just needs to match the rest of your appliances. I think that will go a long way. Also maybe someone buying your home will make that a requirement as part of the negotiation. If you need your home listed call or email me. Mary Langford - 703-554-9805 MaryLangford123@yahoo.com. ZipRealty
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jan 26, 2014
Yes, kitchens have the WOW factor and show best when all the appliances are the same color.
Sears is a great resource for appliances, and often you can sell your working appliance on Craigslist and make up some of the money spent on the new appliance. If you dont have a listing agent, I live in South Riding also (18 years now) and would be happy to list and sell your townhouse for you. Sara Helmke, Samson Properties, 703-217-6181 sara@sarashouses.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jan 26, 2014
As long as it is functioning and the color matches aesthetically, you should be fine.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jan 26, 2014
Hi Crimson,
If you need to get a new stove anyway, and you currently have the gas hookup, then maybe it makes sense. Glenn and I can meet you to chat about helping you anytime. Please call us!
http://www.kathyhessler.com
703-615-1493
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jan 26, 2014
Hello,

There's really no need to spend money on a gas stove, since you are getting ready to sell the house. In most cases, you will not get your money back by adding a new stove because it doesn't necessarily adds value to your house, unless your stove needs to be repaired or in a bad condition.

Thanks,
Arslan Jamil
Samson Properties
4 1/2% Listing Service
571-242-0301
Arslan@thejamilbrothers.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jan 26, 2014
Hello,

There's really no need to spend money on a gas stove, since you are getting ready to sell the house. In most cases, you will not get your money back by adding a new stove because it doesn't necessarily adds value to your house, unless your stove needs to be repaired or in a bad condition.

Thanks,
Arslan Jamil
Samson Properties
4 1/2% Listing Service
571-242-0301
Arslan@thejamilbrothers.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jan 26, 2014
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