My best advice is to find a REALTOR to advise you. They are the most familar with the market in your area.
Since you do not have the money to make the repairs, possibily have bids for the pool repair along with an allowance for the floors to be redone or carpeted.
In the current market, your REALTOR may recommend you do nothing more than disclose everything and price the property accordingly. There are great mortgages available for buyers to make the repairs once they have purchased the home (203K)
I would try to get 2 to 3 estimates to replace the hardwood section boards that have the stains. I do know that you do not have to redo the entire floor. So try this approach. In reference to your pool you I would contact a Realtor and invite them to your home and ask them to perform a Brokers Property Opinion on what your property is worth before those repairs and if performing the upgrade at this time is cost effective for you.
Best of luck to you. I hope this helps.
Very good answers so far.
I would recommend:
1. Consult with at least two Realtors who work in your area. They know your competition. For example, if hardwood floors are THE selling point in your area, then it MIGHT be worth having a hardwood floor company give you an estimate on repair/replace options.
2. Same for the pool. If your direct competitors have pools, the question would be one of value to the buyer versus cost of repair.
The most important question that you didn't ask, but I think might be of the most value to you is this: Ask these Realtors to provide you with a list of recommendations on what you should do to get the most when you sell. You have limited resources, so if you DO invest any money in preparation for sale, then you need to put it where you will get the most bang for the buck.
House needs to clean inside and out, especially the windows, light fixtures, switch plates.
Fresh paint in and out is ideal. A clean, fresh coat of paint can really make a home shine, particularly if you listen to the comments by these Realtors of what some sellers are willing to put on the market. Your goal should be to have your home shine in the areas that it can.
Decluttering - essential. Buyers buy value, space has value, so decluttering, then staging for maximum effect, can make a home look more spacious, therefore have more value.
So it might be, after doing what I call the essentials, that you simply may not have money to "do it all", then your local Realtors can help you prioritize what needs to done and you can allocate funds and time.
Your have already received some great answers. But, you need to consider your finances. You are working 2 jobs & need to free yourself from mortgage payments. So, my suggestions will have that in mind.
I think you should leave the hardwood floors uncovered. Wood floors are currently in style. By leaving them uncovered, a buyers will see the floors as they are & the buyers decide whether they want leave as is, refinish, carpet, etc. (Of course, you need to make appropriate disclosures.)
I think you should leave the pool as is. In our area of the country (I'm in OH), a pool can be a liability for selling a home, as our weather limits the use of a pool. (Of course, you need to make appropriate disclosures.) It is possilbe that a buyer may fill in the pool to have a larger yard.
Again, I am trying to keep your finances in mind.
Just as others have said, you need to retain a Seller's Agent at this time to provide you with a comparative market analysis (CMA"), to help you decide on the listing price. Ask friends, relatives, neighbors, etc for recommendations for a Seller's Agent. And, listen to the suggestions your Seller's Agent to prep your home for sale.
HI SANDYLEE, YOU COULD DISINFECT THE PLACE AND PUT COMMERCIAL CARPETS IN AROUND THE WHOLE HOUSE. WOULD BE CHEAPER AND NEATER. FOR THE POOL YOU COULD WAIT TILL YOU THINK MARKET IS GOING TOWARDS AN INCLINE. THANKS KOMAL C21 PREVETE
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