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Eunice, Both Buyer and Seller in Gantt, AL

Why is it so hard to sell a block home?

Asked by Eunice, Gantt, AL Fri Oct 26, 2007

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Are you located in an extreme climate where your home may not be as energy efficient as other homes in your area? Harsh winters and heating bills may be a question in the back of a buyers mind.

In our area, block homes were built mostly in the 60's, 70's and unfortunately buyers tend to equate block with old and dated, no matter how many improvements and upgrades are done to the exterior. First impressions still count, big time. In our area, stucco exteriors sell the best, and it is not uncommon for block and wood sided homes in our area to have stucco applied when undergoing renovations. Everyone, EVERYONE, when spending money, wants the newest and the best of what they can comfortably afford, but not many people will pass up a good deal or a sound buy.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Fri Oct 26, 2007
block homes are not that particularly attractive. they are cold. sometime owners will sheetrock them to look for attractive from the inside but they are still cold.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Oct 27, 2007
Pam Winterba…, Real Estate Pro in Danville, VA
Where is your block home located? I had one for sale in Northern California and folks just weren't familar with this type of construction.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Oct 26, 2007
The Hagley G…, Real Estate Pro in Pleasanton, CA
What's a block home?
(additional words here because for some reason this website won't let you post less than 25 letters.)
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Oct 26, 2007
If the demand for a particular home is noat as high as other types, then you need to be a lower price than the others.

Value to a buyer =
More features for the same price as all the others
Less price than all the others for the same features

99 times out of 100 it is the price.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Oct 26, 2007
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