Best of Luck,
The fact that an agent is willing to take your listing without the necessary repairs may be speaking to their need more than yours. They may want the listing now as opposed to waiting a couple of weeks while the work is done, taking the risk that you could list the property with another agent.
You are absolutely correct: repairs, decluttering, organizing, etc. should be done even before you meet with an agent. It's important to place your best foot forward as early as possible when selling.
Is it acceptable to do the repairs after the fact? Of course....but there is the risk of it detracting from your overall goal....selling the property early in the process and for the highest dollar!
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What a great question. Any repair should be made prior to putting the home on the market.
Think of this like a first date, you want your home to look all pretty and spruced up for it's first date. You only get one chance to make a first impression. That being said, I wouldn't suggest spending a lot of money though I have not seen the home. I never encourage my clients to spend a lot of money only to sell the home. A home should be enjoyed while you have it and shouldn't be repaired and updated only to sell it to someone else to enjoy. It is what it is when you decide to sell.
However, if I feel the money can be made back from the sale, I might suggest a repair that may cost a bit more but the object is not to put much money out of your pocket in order to sell.
I could go on for days on this subject.
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If there is minor work to be done: fresh coat of paint, replacing a broken window or door, mulching the flower beds, etc., I strongly recommend to my clients that they handle those things before beginning to show the home.
HOWEVER, I give them a deadline. I've seen sellers drag their feet and miss their opportunity to sell the home. If you commit to making repairs, it is so important to get them completed in a timely basis.
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I pre-listing inspection is very similar to the home inspection performed by home-purchasers and will give you several important benefits, chief among them is a comprehensive list of items to be addressed. Then take care of the items listed; you can use the report AND the list of repairs as a powerful marketing tool which will build confidence in buyers and be a strong differentiator when your home is being compared to other Active listings in your area. Be sure to keep copies of all the receipts and warranties for work performed, if any, so they can be presented to the buyer at Closing.
Second have the home appraised. This will give you vital information when you and your agent discuss pricing strategies. Although "market value" and "appraised value" are two different things it's important to understand what the maximum price might be for those buyers using a mortgage to purchase your home; which is the vast majority of potential buyers!
If you have any additional questions or need clarification please feel free to call or email anytime.
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