My advice would be to have the work done. Most buyers today are looking to move in and enjoy their new home. Unless the listing price you put on the home reflects the work needed to the pool, etc. This would be something to dicuss with your realtor you are listting your home with. Good Luck!... more
To my knowledge from a real estate perspective, we only need the consent of the individual named on the deed. However, if there are other arrangements in your relationship this may not be the case. I'd suggest you consult with an attorney on this question.
New Jersey - this is an old question, and there is a more recent thread currently dealing with this very issue.
I respectfully disagree with you in that I will show whatever home works for my buyer. Period....end of story!
Most buyers today are up to date on the market through the internet..........how would I explain NOT showing a home just because it had a lower commission???......conversely, how would I explain showing a home that isn't what my buyer is looking for, and wasting their time, just because it had a higher commission??? My credibility with my buyer is vital. I work hard to develop that trust, and no commission is worth risking losing that, or losing a client.
In my experience, the best incentive to help get a home sold is an incentive given to the buyer, not the agent. Another great incentive....is a price reduction!!! Just my opinion.........based on almost 25 yrs. of experience..
Best wishes to you.
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