Some buyers will want shiny new floors, other will appreciate the value of buying their own sweat equity, and allowing them to refinish the floors in the color they want, instead of what you choose.... more
There must be something wrong with them since you are asking, so you probably do. They may look a lot nicer when done and people seem to love hardwood floors that look great. Avoid the full shiny gloss finish though. Satin may be best.... more
The commission is usually a percentage of the sale price but a good Realtor's motivation is not to sell just higher price homes, a good Realtor will be concentrating on selling his/her listings regardless of the price. I have been in real estate since 1987, I can tell you honestly that I treat all my listings with the same kind of energy and expertise to make sure that we sell the property.
Condo sales are a bit different because you have association, condo documents and condo rules and regulations to think about. Make sure you go on line to find a real estate company nearby ( doesn't have to be in the same town, but close enough so the Realtor is familiar with the community), and then interview the agent.... more
The comps were a mix of similar, but mostly updated houses (fixtures & cabinets). The agent used a professional photographer. There is new paint throughout (off white or grey). We thought of replacing the ceiling fans and brass spotlights, but have trouble believing buyers would not come see the house due to that. We are VERY motivated.
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