Great question. It all depends on what neighborhood you are in as the 53705 zip code is very popular. It was also be dependent upon what you need in terms of selling price. It is always a good idea to make sure a home is primed and ready for the market, but if you think the next owner will do a lot of this it may not be worth the headache and hassle.
I would be happy to come over and assess the property if you would like. Feel free to call or e-mail me and I will be happy to schedule a time with you.
As a matter of fact, it often takes two or three weeks to get a property prepared for sale. I do not recommend a big remodel of the property however.
It would be wise to consult with a local Realtor so that you do the things that will actually be worth while in your area because every area is different,
If the home looks better, it will attract better (and higher) offers. Unless you want to take a very low price, you should consider that distressed and run down property always sells for the lowest price.
You should consult with a local Realtor and make certain you price the home appropriately for it's condition and you may want to consider clearly indicating that you're selling the property "As-Is" though this will impact the price you'll get.
Best of luck to you.
It's hard to say without seeing the property but unless it's a "tear down" or real "fixer upper" whatever you cando to spruce things up and improve its appeal will likely be money well spent. The issue here may be knowing where to not cross the line. Generally, cleaning out, de-cluttering, organizing, painting, planting, and repairing can be done with a minor monitary investment and some extra time. Crossing the line may involve remodeling kitchens, bath rooms, and more major under takings.
Keep in mind that you don't have to make the home new, or change it to meet the needs of the finest tastes. What you find as offensive may be acceptable or even appealing to someone else. A fresh coat of paint can make an ugly pine panel wall often disappear.....
Consider setting a small budget and seeing what you can accomplish. You may suprise yourself!
What I would do would be to select a couple agents, to meet and see the property, get their opinions on upgrades, pricing and marketing.
While meeting you could use my 10 questions to ask your Realtor about selling your home. (link below)
You can draft a plan of action with the Realtor you best like. Hire a good Realtor and they will take care of your worries.
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business with that I could recommend. The bottom line is that we do the analysis and look at what homes in the area have sold for, then discuss the work that needs to be done and the cost of this, and then decide if it is worth your while to put it up for sale. I would love to meet with you. The analysis is free to you.
Judy Braund, Keller Williams Crossroads, 608-235-0431 email@example.com.
Karen Berg, First Weber Group
Give me a call and talk to you in more detail about it.
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