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Is there somebody who can look at our place and tells us what we should fix up before selling?

We are looking to sell our place in the summer and it definitely needs work.  Is there somebody who can come in and tell us what needs to be fixed up and what should be left alone?
  • February 06 2014 - North Brunswick
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Once you have the opinion of few Local Realtors you may have a long list of things to do. Talk to a few lenders who do FHA 203K loan, see what can be done by a prospective buyer with the help of this loan. Read it from top to bottom, I'm sure it can be of some help to you. Save the time, the buyers will be much happier if they have the opportunity to do things their way. See how this loan program works, there are many hoops but it is worth the effort. All the best

Deepak Chauhan Irvine CA

  • December 03 2014
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You bet! Contact a local agent and have them do a market analysis of your home. Most do not charge you anything for this service. The agent will tour your home and provide some valuable input to your questions. You should consider listing your home for sale at a later date with any agent who puts forth this effort to help you . Hope this helps. 
  • December 02 2014
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You are in the right track, if you are thinking of selling your home, the best thing to do is contact a realtor and have him/her take a tour of your property and give you an opinion on what you need/not need to do. Usually Realtors are aware of what the buyers are most incline to look for in a house.
Hope this help!!!
 
  • December 01 2014
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I would suggest hiring a local realtor to help you sell your property. The realtor knows the current housing market condition and can give you advice on what to do.

Good luck!



  • November 26 2014
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Your best bet is to contact  a Real Estate Agent who is experienced to give you some suggestions how to go about it. Certain repairs you don't need to do and some you need to do to show the house well.  Certain repairs bring the value up and others will not. When you do the repairs you have to make sure you are not throwing money out. For example, if the house is carpeted and if you replace it with red color, the buyer may not like it and they will replace it with  their choice of color, so you wasted that money. An Experienced Realtor will help you to pick and choose the repairs.  Good luck
  • November 26 2014
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Unless your house is a "tear down" I don't believe it's ever a waste of time to make some type of improvement to your home before listing. Painting your home in fresh neutral colors can mean the difference betweens hundreds and thousands on an offer. Ripping up carpets to expose wood flooring is an investment of your sweat and energy and doesn't have to cost of fortune. I swear by "Quick Shine". For 8 bucks you can mop a dry clean floor into an amazing shine. Something as small as flooring and walls will sell a home. The process of buying a home is highly emotional. The way your home makes someone "feel" can make or break that sale. As a seller I say do as much as you can before listing your home. Many hungry agents will list a home right away for personal gain with bad pictures or no pictures at all rather than give a seller time to ready their home properly for sale. Do yourself a favor and go with an agent who takes care to give your home the best chance in the first 20 days in the market to sell. 
  • November 26 2014
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I work in North Brunswick and would be happy to take a look at your home and give you some suggestions as to what you may want to take care of before putting your home on the market.  Sometimes it may be in your best interest to just sell it as is and price it accordingly or just make minor changes to improve the way it shows. Many times it can be a waste of time and money to make improvements that would best be left to the buyer  - that way they can do them to their own personal tastes.
  • February 26 2014
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You are on the right track...always a great idea to have an objective eye to look around and advise on what to fix to have your property show it's best prior to putting on the market.  Your realtor would be the first one to contact.  And if there are any improvements that require more work than you are able to do, they may have recommendations of qualified professionals in your area.  Some simple rearranging/staging should be considered as well.  Good luck!
  • February 16 2014
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Contact a local Realtor who is knowledgeable about your area (sells a lot there) and explain the situation.  I am sure that they would be happy to assist you.  If you are concerned about structural issues (or anythingthat is not just cosmetic) you may want to invest in a prelisting home inspection.  The agent should be able to provide a reference if you do not know of one.
  • February 15 2014
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It will not cost you anything to have a Realtor come out and do an evaluation. Just ask up-front if there will be any fees or obligations to having them come out. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain. If you are in the Northern Virginia market I would be glad to help. If you are in Maryland or DC I can refer you to a quality Realtor out that way. Good luck!
  • February 15 2014
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A Realtor familiar with your area would be a great person to ask for advice.  You can also get a feel for how well they will work with you.  It's easy to get overwhelmed with updates.  Updated kitchens, bathrooms and freshly painted homes with good flooring tend to go a long way.  Good flooring may be as simple as having carpets professionally cleaned, provided they are in good shape to begin with.  Good luck!
  • February 15 2014
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Now is the perfect time to start interviewing an agent to list your property.   once you narrow the list down to people you will interview in your home, walk through with them and ask their opinion of things you should do.

  • February 06 2014
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Hello Home Owner,

Yes, Look for an agent who has strategies and experiences in advising homeowners and a team of vendors to assist you with any jobs you might have in getting your home ready for the market.
 
Don Mitchell
Keller Williams Realty Los Gatos
  • February 06 2014
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Usually, if you speak to a Realtor, they would be more than happy to come out and discuss this with you.
  • February 06 2014
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