If they are in the garage you might keep a buyer that thinks it is "more" normal.
Best of luck,
If they are in the kitchen, one alternative is to remove the washer and dryer and leave only the hook ups. It will probably be less of a turn off that way.
Jose Dias, REALTOR
Are the washer/dryer under the kitchen counter, or off the kitchen in a separate laundry room? If the latter, I would suggest leaving it. If the former, then I would recommend moving them.
It is a good idea to talk to some Real Estate Agents about what would make sense for your needs, several agents including myself will talk to you without pressuring, we want you to make the right decision that will help not only you but the next owner of that home. Sometimes it makes sense to move it and sometimes it just doesn't. One question to ask the agents is how much more can you expect to receive if you moved the Washer/Dryer and compare that to the cost of actually moving. The answer will become very clear at that point.
If the houses in the subdivision all have the washer/dryer in kitchen, the homes are selling; itâ€™s not worth spending the money to convert it to the garage â€“ spend it somewhere else. But if you can find comps in the subdivision, similar, or nearby that do have the washer/dryer in the garage selling for more than itâ€™s worth spending the money.
As an investor your goal is to spend a buck and get a buck fifty or two back or even slightly more than a buck back. Every market is different and in certain price ranges itâ€™s not worth going all out, moving walls, and converting features.
I would advise you speak to an agent or have a few come out and give you real market data. Hopefully this helps and would love to check out the home sometime and be your go to realtor if you donâ€™t already have one.
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If you are not already aligned to a realtor that would be your go to person, I would recommend you contact a couple realtors to assess the situation and check the MLS and see what other sellers in the neighborhood have done with their remodeling.
The trick is not to cost more than the value for the area. There are a lot of properties in Chandler and even at the point that have the laundry room as part of the kitchen due to space restraints. The big question is what does the buyer want and that's a subjective question.
If you would like I'd be happy to give you information to help you make the best decision for you and your family.
Let me know.
Keller Williams Sonoran Living