Hopefully you have made the improvements you need based upon the feedback you've received in order to get top dollar for your home in today's market. If you still need further advice feel free to contact me directly and I'd be happy to schedule a time to come out and take a look at your home. I'll be able to provide some more specific answers at that time.
Yes it will sell but the spllit level that has some eye popping pizazz will sell faster and there for no price changes and probably for more money. Check out a place on Gary Avenue in Carol Stream. I think it is called Kitchen cabinets and Granite. I do not think it would be a deal breaker but it looks so great you might move to the top of the buyers choice. I do have a certification for staging the home and can walk thru and give lots of valuable advice.
Josie DeRiggi ABR. CRS Broker
--274 total single fmly homes sold, avg mkt time 141 days, avg sale price $345K, 14% distressed sales (short sales and foreclosures)
--43 of them (16%) were listed as split levels, avg mkt time 126 days, avg sale price $265K
Of course these are general numbers and your home would have to be compared to the most similar ones to determine how it might sell. The least expensive split sold for $130K in 9 days and the most expensive sold for $430K in 17 days.
upgraded that the counter top alone will and should not be a deal breaker...
You can always offer to the buyer a certain amount to have the counter top replaced.....
as a credit at the closing....
But it is way more important for you to have the professional expertise of a local Realtor, to look at
all aspects of your home that may need changing and it could be as simple as moving or removing
furniture and items and eventually brighten the home up with new en vogue color paint.
So before putting your home on the market, use the expertise of a Realtor who will certainly have seen similar homes to yours in the area and will be able to give you great advice. And Split level homes do sell if they show well to the buyers and if they are priced right based on the market
the comparable homes, upgrades, and how well the house has been prepared and staged.
Good Luck to you! If you need Realtor recommendations in your area get back to me...
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Without question it will sell! The laminate counter in the kitchen is NOT a deal breaker.
The best approach would be to have your home previewed by an agent that will walk through each room and give you some ideas. Those ideas will include both inexpensive and moderately expensive things you can do to spruce up your house.
Some ideas for inexpensive improvements could be:
1. Paint (neutral color)
2. Wallpaper removal
3. Landscape improvements (trimming back overgrown shrubs, removing plantings, planting flowers)
Some ideas for moderately expensive improvements could be:
1. Upgrade appliances (stainless steel is still most consumer's preference)
2. Granite countertops (kitchen and bathrooms)
3. Upgrade the look of your flooring (carpet to ceramic or hardwood, updated carpet)
Since you mentioned that you're not sure you can afford a granite counter you'll find that by taking the time to do some of the inexpensive improvements (only a few are listed above) your house will show a lot better than if you didn't take the time to do them. Those little improvements can bring a better price when you do get an offer.
Will your house sell? You bet! If you're not currently represented by another real estate agent I'd be happy to schedule a time to come out and preview your home. Together we can come up with a plan that will be in your budget and bring the highest offer.
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No - a laminate countertop is certainly not a dealbreaker. I grew up in Glen Ellyn, and quite a few of my friends lived in Wheaton (I went to St. Francis HS). I am extremely familiar with the neighborhoods near Arrowhead, Danada, etc. Upgrading to granite countertops is "relatively" inexpensive, and you could always offer a small "credit" to buyers to offset some of the cost of installing granite if you are really concerned (and the buyers would be able to pick their own colors). It's by no means a deal breaker. Feel free to contact me with any questions you might have, or if you'd like me to send you the properties currently on the market in your neighborhood. It never hurts to know what you will be "competing" against.
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