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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 09-28-2018, 09:43 AM Thread Starter
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Well the topic is the question.
What sells a house?
Please choose one from the list below.

  1. New Driveway and side walks... leave the house alone and only focus on fresh concrete.
  2. New Roof.
  3. New carpet and fresh paint... I have been told the smell of fresh paint and carpet is like the new car smell and drives people wanting to buy
  4. Landscape.. new grass, and gardens maybe add a pool
  5. New kitchen cabinets and counter tops
  6. New light fixtures and fans
  7. sell it as is and take the money and buy new bike

Honestly what is that makes people say "yes I want this"
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Neighborhood first as I drive through then curb appeal as I pull into the driveway. To me these two have the biggest impact if either are crap nothing else will matter.

New carpet and fresh paint are huge if the house is empty.
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I had a Cracker Jack (real good) realtor representing me as a buyer. When I found the house of my dreams and put a deposit on it, he said, now it's time to put yours on the market. I said, there are things I need to do to it before we do that and listed them. I will never forget his reply. He said, As long as the outside is attractive enough to draw them inside, all they are looking at is what they will do to it to make it theirs. It sold in less than a week and in 1995 it wasn't a hot marker. And yes, they made it theirs in no time.

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Location, location, location are the 3 basic rules of real estate. Then, like mentioned, is curb appeal. After that it's really about what the people are looking for like a 2 car garage, big family room, number of bedrooms, etc. Stuff you can't control so no sense trying.

I did learn a painful lesson after buying my first house that relates to the first rule in real estate. You can bring your house up to the level of the neighborhood but you can't bring the neighborhood up to the level of your house. If the neighborhood is trash; it's trash. No fixing it.
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In practice,,,,

1. Location.
2. Curb appeal
3. Whatever the Mrs looks at. Kitchen, bathroom, master bedroom, laundry room.


Bottom of the list.

95. Garage. Husbands responsibility
96. Amount of yard work. Husbands responsibility.
97. Outdoor painting. Husbands responsibility.
98. Renovations. Husbands responsibility.
99. Roof. Husbands responsibility.


Actually, different people look for different things in a house. In any case though, what they all see no matter what they are looking at, is that the place has been looked after. Things don't have to be recent but if it's clean, no marks or damage on walls, yard has looked after, no animal smells in the house, etc. Ready to move in because most people don't have a month for reno's prior to moving in. I may jest but items 1, 2 and 3 really do have a bearing on things in that order unless you're looking for a project house they could show on TV. They are going to change the little stuff anyway so if you've got money put into it, I think the kitchen and bath is about the only place your going to get your money back.

A garage with a built-in keg fridge and taps would certainly help too.

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If I had to pick one thing thats sells a house its location. My ex is trying to sell hers. Helped her paint it and do a bunch of other stuff to it. Not an offer. Why? Its by a major highway.

I think the bigger question is what stops a house from selling cause if i know a roof has to be done asap, thats easily 10 to 15,000 NOW. Versus "maybe we can redo this kitchen someday". Meaning "it'll wait until we have the damn money".

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Neighborhood first as I drive through then curb appeal as I pull into the driveway. To me these two have the biggest impact if either are crap nothing else will matter.

New carpet and fresh paint are huge if the house is empty.

These tend to be the top three and in the general order of importance. As for getting top buck, kitchen and bath makeovers historically have returned the most for the investment made.
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Location, Location, Location and demand. Realtors don't matter. The internet and price sell homes. Here the Seattle area I have seen the WORST shit houses sell for unbelievable prices. I witnessed with my Realtor recently a bank owned home close to the water with a huge load of FECES smeared on the kitchen floor as well as huge mold issues in the walls and ceiling. Talk about stink. Had no idea what we were walking into. We have walked into homes that require a hold harmless to be signed prior to entering. The realtor and owner did nothing about the shit on the floor prior to listing it. Demand drives sales. Period. Yup it sold As do the homes where the people leave dirty dishes in the sink, clothing and broken furniture. Even it it looks like an abandoned drug house. Yup, they sell. Realtors call this "Opportunity" sales. Shaking my head... Be a realtor here and get rich working part time. The panic won't end well, just like last time.

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Same with Vancouver. There was some article that showed up in news all over Canada anyways that featured a little shitbox house sold for 1 million

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Or how about this little gem. Sold for 80,000 over ask in 2016..
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