If you are a for sale by owner the post is not allowed, you can however try blogging about the property; if and when you do list with an agent, he/she can post it for you, ask; or consider any flat fee realty company that feeds into the site.... more
I just sold a remodeled bungalow in the Washington Heights. The master suite was a huge selling point. It had a sitting area which made a great nursery for the young buyer. There are buyers who do not like the upstairs master. They worry about the children downstairs. That said, if you are looking on taking on this project to make the home more sale-able in the short term, I would say it is unlikely you will have much of a return. Most remodeling projects cost more than the return. The exception is when you are taking a real ugly space and making it better and even an ugly space can often be cleaned up and staged for the buyer. If your plan is to sell this home soon; clean clean clean, then stage stage stage, if it's broken fix it. You can follow this with paint and floor covering where needed. If you plan to stay, do what makes you happy. Keep in mind versatility sells. You can check what Wauwatosa thinks your property is (duplex/single) at http://www.wauwatosa.net/display/wspTosaAssessmentTemplate.asp?cmd=property.
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Karen is right...there are agents who price to sell...and watch the market carefully to be sure that their listings are priced in tune with the market. Sellers who hang on the prices that they wish they could get and agents who list them that way drag out the time the listing is on the market and ultimately, the home or condo sells for less. Wish there were rules...or an easy answer. The best thing to do is work with a buyer's agent who knows the market and will do comps for you and explain them. Good buyers' agents services are free of charge and your loyalty to him/her is priceless. Every best wish for a happy housewarming !... more