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I had a listing very similar to this and I advised the homeowner to remodel the bathroom and refinish the hardwood floors. When pricing the house for sale, we didn't have to compromise on the asking price because of the repairs needed to the bathroom and the condition of the floors. When the house sold, we got the full asking price.
If you have any other questions I would be happy to help you. My office is located right on the White Horse Pike in Haddon Heights.
Coldwell Banker Elite, Realtors
408 White Horse Pike
Haddon Heights, NJ 08035
I also live in HH (currently on Prospect Ridge and used to live on Sycamore)
I would definetely encourage you to redo the floors. I had mine done a few years ago, I think I paid around $1,400 for 3 rooms and a flight of stairs.
If you need any assistance, I'm in the moving business and during the slow season, I work with a handyman renovating homes in the area.
You can see some samples projects that we have worked on...cut and past the attached link...
I live in the area and my my daughter goes to Haddon Heigts. There's alot of factors to consider when determining whether to do repairs or not. As a guideline remember that a potential buyer will actually estimate a much higher costs than what an actual repair may be. For instance it may literally costs about $2k parts and labor to redo a bathroom. However a buyer may look at it and say $8k. In addition the emotional effect that one will have based on the condition on the overall condition of the home. This ultimately lower your bottom line. You may or may not care about that depending on your motivation and funds needed. Buyers today already in their mind that they should be getting a steal. If your home need repairs then buyers will low ball you even more.
As a side point housing in Haddon Heights are known for having character. Most local folks like the community lifestyle, parks and local shops. Homes that has been updated but still have that old charm appeals to many. Frankly I will have to tour your home in order to tell you specificially what you should and should not do. I will strongly discourage putting down laminate floors. They feel and look cheap. I personally hate that spongy feeling you get when you step on them. As far as costs you'll likely find refinishing the existing floors to be the same or less. I have a strong marketing plan. Call me if you will like more information.
Jeremy S. Hill, Realtor Associate
Keller Williams Realty http://www.SouthNewJerseyHomes.com
Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
Licensed PA, NJ
"Your Interest 1st Always"
Since Haddonfield is a good area and has held its value pretty well, there are buyers that would want things to their own tastes.
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You've got lots of options and different Realtors will approach the project differently.
If you want to sell quickly sell it "as is" . If you're trying to squeeze as much as possible from the sale: Fix the bathroom and refinish the floors. There's too much competition in the market place to ignore projects that can bring you a better return if they're completed. You'll save time and money in the long run by doing it right the first time.
There's alot of information that's not included: Are you selling both sides or just one?? What's the status of the mortgage? Who lives in the other half?
I can be the best help by actually seeing the property (this is true of anyone on this forum) so I can give you more complete advice.
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It would greatly depend on how much work is needed.
Weichert Realtors - Turnersville
Keller Williams Atlantic Shore