Friday, July 26, 2013

Home Buyer Tips - Sometimes the wallflower may just have wallpaper!

With the Brevard County, Florida real estate market heating up again there are fewer move in ready homes on the market.  The ones that show up are very often under contract pretty soon after the listing hits.

For this reason many times buyers will see some homes that are wallflowers.  You know the one that sits on the sideline while others get the action.  
In real estate buyers and sellers see things differently.   A seller sees a property with the greatest attributes and no flaws.  A buyer sees "potential" with some effort.

Sometimes the wallflower needs updating.  It could be something as simple as a good cleaning or a new coat of paint on the front door.  Or maybe the 1970s decor including shag carpet and avocado green appliances.

Or maybe the real turn off to buyers is the awful wallpaper.  I expressed my opinion of wallpaper here a few years ago when I wrote "wallpaper...never a good sign."

In this market home shoppers should not pass by the wallflowers on the market totally.  After all, sometimes the wallflower may just have wallpaper.