The buyer will hire an inspector and if moisture is detected, your paint job will become inreelevant.
1. React to whatever the outcome of the buyer inspection.
2. Get your own inspection completed, reasolve all issues, and offer this to assuage the buyer concern and even save them several hundreds of dollars
3. Paint...sell AS IS and put on your negotiation battle gear.
For example, I listed a home in Founders Village yesterday, 9/7/2013. The Seller took 4 months to fix it up before we listed it. But it looks great.
In short, it is always best to correct issues before listing a house, so you get the highest offer price and the items don't deter offers and lead to re-negotiating issues after inspections.
Let me know if you want me to walk your house for FREE and discuss these items at no obligation to you. I'd be glad to do it and I'm usually in that area.
Your Castle Real Estate
Have you had a Realtor walk your home? Did they see it as a thing that needs to be fixed. I think you may benefit from having an expert tell you about the importance of the problem you are discussing. I am a Castle Rock resident and I would be pleased to visit about your home, what it would take to sell it and how much you could get and how quickly to expect the sale. The market is certainly different than it had been, but there are still plenty of pitfalls.
You can find my website at http://www.searchforhomesincolorado.com/castle-rock-co-real- where you can learn about me, what I do for my clients and you then have access to my email and cell phone number. I would be happy to help you if you would like to visit further.
As you neighbor, please feel free to contact me for a free market analysis.
Jacquie Marrott GRI, CNE
Fuller Sotheby's International Realty
It's always a good idea for sellers to take care of any repairs that need to be made prior to listing the property. It simply allows the home to demonstrate "pride of ownership" that is essential for so many buyers.
I'm not clear on why the sink would need to be removed to paint the vanity.......
The things in your home that you consider a problem in your mind will likely be a problem for the buyers. The more of the little things such as this tat are done in advance are a plus when selling your home. I would say yes to making this repair and take a look around your home at other things that you or a handyman can take care of up front so there will be less issues or negatives for the buyers to consider. It is better to be proactive and take care of these types of things and not wait to see if the buyer notices and will require you to do them later.
Your Castle Realestate
First, let me commend you on being willing to work for, and with potential Buyers! That being said, without seeing it first hand, as long as the discoloration does not represent a larger problem such as a leak, it does not sound like a deal breaker. In fact, often times, Buyers will repaint entirely to suit their taste. If you can touch it up to be pleasing to the eye, by all means, go for it! Just be sure you explore, and hopefully rule out, an unseen issue, as this will most likely be noticed by potential Buyers and Inspectors alike. If in the circumstance the discoloration is due to more than just normal aging, covering it up is a no-no. As a Seller, you are required to make known all defects you are aware of. Hope this helps! :)
I'm just in Founders and would be pleased to talk with you more!
Yours in service,
Leah Mantelli, Keller Williams Realty Success
An area that small but highly visible might be better to fix before listing the home. I am an real estate agent but I also built custom homes for almost a decade. Something this small, I can fix it for you. Feel free to contact me. No strings attached or any obligations.
Need additional incite ? feel free to call.
Good luck on selling your home, the market is very strong in your area.
I specialize in the Castle Rock area.....please call me if you would like me to evaluate your home and prepare a CMA pricing analysis on your home. Would love to work with you. Erin Morse
buyers have very little imagination... they want to see the finished product. and for those buyers who do have some imagination, they often "over estimate" the cost of the repair, and will want you to credit them more than it will really take.
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