I have noticed that more and more buyers are becoming conditioned to expect super upgrades in the homes they are viewing. They seem to be turning their noses up if the seller has not added granite tops, stainless appliances, tile and extra trims. And they almost always expect to get a fence, whether or not it is currently in place or not.
My advice to buyers and agents is to not have a closed mind to some of the great properties on the market today that are at lower prices. They may be lacking some of the current decorating upgrades but their prices may be reflecting that and even be a little ahead of the market. After purchasing a home, a homeowner can do some improvements himself, a little at a time, and actually get the colors and products that he really wants.
If the basic house is what the buyer needs and it is in good condition, don't let the opportunity of low interest rates and the good selection of homes on the market pass you by. By being too picky or setting your expectations too high, you may possibly miss the right home for you. Just keep an open mind. Don't close the door until a home has truly been evaluated for its current real value and its possible future value after upgrades are added by the buyer.
"The Real Debbie Reynolds" at DebbieReynolds.net
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