Monday, September 10, 2012

Home Buyer Tips–What you buy, you must maintain…

As the inventory of homes for sale in Brevard County, Florida shrinks, the challenge to find a home that is well maintained and move in ready can be a bigger challenge than in the past few years.

And, if you are lucky enough to find one, the price you pay will take that into consideration.  This is a point that sometimes bargain hunters forget... a price is low for a reason.

Move in ready means a seller has taken the time and money to care for the home since they purchased it.  None of the deferred maintenance that results in an inspection report with multiple issues.

As a buyer looking for that home to purchase in Brevard County, Florida keep in mind as you look at that pool home and envision the wonderful times ahead enjoying its cool waters (or warm water with the solar heating system on the roof), there will be maintenance costs.

Or maybe it is the fireplace, or all that lush landscaping out front in your half acre yard, or that seawall and covered dock with boat lift on Merritt Island, or whatever.

All these amenities and characteristics are nice and go a long way in making your home comfortable.

But they must be maintained.

One day your new home will be on the market again.  And the price will reflect the maintenance and care given during your ownership period.

As a real estate agent working with sellers in Merritt Island, Viera, Rockledge and Suntree, I find it so much easier to sell a home that has been maintained and updated through the years.   When you are ready to sell your Merritt Island, Rockledge or Viera home, call me to discuss how I can work with you, please.