In my profesional opinion it is worth it to replace the tiles, Simply because it is not that expensive and can be recouped in the sale of the home. As a buyers agent here in NYC i know that the less my buyers have to worry about, in the form of work, the more likely he/she is to like and or purchase the home. It is always in your best interest to replace old, broken or worn out tiles. Not to mention safety reasonings as well, you would not want someone getting hurt, possibly a child trip and fall during a showing, or worse get cut.
I hope this helps, Good luck with your home sale.
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All of the comments below are great. The answer to your question would change depending on the type of market you are in when you sell. Right now it is a Seller's Market. Low inventory equals high demand and sellers are receiving multiple offers just after a few days on the market, depending on the neighborhood and price point. So homes that have a few minor issues may be picked up regardless just due to the lack of competition.
To really get the right answer for your specific home, it would be best to have a Realtor and a Handy Man/Contractor take a look at it in order to give you the cost vs. value when you sell.
The quick answer is that homes do sell faster and for more money in neutral markets when they are move in ready. A few cracked tiles definitely wouldn't mean buyers negotiating a large discount, it would be noticed and perhaps negotiated through inspection.
However, if you can make repairs, rather than totally replace the floor, that would probably be more cost effective for you. There are many vintage resources online where you might be able to find tiles to match those in your bathroom.
If you'd like a someone to look over your project and make suggestions or offer alternatives, please consider giving me a call. I'd be happy to take a look at your home and help you find resources for the tiles and a professional to make repairs if necessary.
Broker - Knipe Realty NW
I think it depends on several factors. One being the placement of the cracked tiles. Behind the toilet or near the bathtub (ie in a non-obvious place), I would not be too concerned. Also the price of your home. If it is a entry level home, I would not worry about it. A second or third tier home, I would consider it. And lastly, you need to consider your own financial position. If all you have is a specific amount of money allocated for your home repairs, you might want to spread the money over several repairs/beauty upgrades and possible even set some of that amount aside for any buyer requested repairs but if all your house needs is the re-tile job then I would consider it.
And also, if you do decide to retile, I would get a couple quotes (and not just off craigslist :-). ask a couple friends that have remodeled for referrals.
You should look at the overall picture of your home and see if it makes sense. Are there a list of other items that also need to be taken care of but you only can afford to take care of a few? When a prospective first walks up to your home, is your front yard going to be well maintained. How is the condition of the roof and exterior siding?
If everything else in your home is well taken care of and it seems that the bathroom tile is high on the list, then I feel yes you should replace it. You only have 1 first impression when a potential buyer walks in to preview your home. Receiving a low offer because the buyer feels the home needs too much work should not become a situation you need to deal with.
If you would like me to come on by and walk around to give you ideas of what are some of the items to fix or take care of, items that buyers notice first, I am happy to do so.
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With homes flying off the market in todayâ€™s market I would not replace them let the next buyer choose the tile they want. I would put it on the market then see what the feedback is from the buyers coming through. If buyers feel that is a problem then either negotiate it of replace the tile.
If you need an aggressive agent to list your home I can help you with that too.
I think that bathrooms and kitchens are the most scrutinized rooms in a home so if I were going to list my house next year I would most certainly re-tile the bathroom and freshen up any other room that may need a little attention. Stephanie if you would like a professional opinion I would be happy to meet with you and give you my take on your home for future reference. Let me know how I can be of help.
Mandy Lewis and Jennifer Peterson
There are many things to consider. When I meet with a seller who is going to be putting their home on the market, I go through the house, room by room, and make a list of things I would like to see fixed before I put the home on the market. I also find out the budget that a seller has to work with to do repairs or some light staging that will help the home sell and advise accordingly.
If you don't already have an experienced agent that you plan on listing with, I would be happy to meet with you to see if you think I would be a good fit to work with you to sell your home. If you are working with an agent, that agent should be able to offer you advise and suggestions to get your home sold in the shortest amount of time for the highest dollar amount.
Premiere Property Group
Do the cracked tiles jump out at you?
Is everything else in your home pristine........how about in that bathroom?
If your home is pristine, I'd think you should follow through and make the bathroom look that way, too.
If other items need to be addressed in the home, then make a list of them in order of importance.