You placed your home on the market. Nothing. Nada. Crickets.
You scratched your head. After all, your neighbor sold her house for buku or bookoo or beaucoup bucks – however, she spelled it. You decided to sell yours for 5K more. True, her home was slightly larger on a BHG landscaped yard with a pool. Oh, and it was so stylish, it was worthy of a Southern Living spread.
Blame Game. Who Wins?
You and your agent exchanged fiery emails after you accused her of laziness. Her final salvo stated, “At least you should get your kitchen out of 1984.” You wondered what George Orwell had to do with real estate.
At Christmas, while visiting relatives in San Diego, you grumbled about your misfortune. Finally, your sassy niece rolled her eyes and smacked, “Just throw $50K at your kitchen and you’ll get $75K back. EVERYONE KNOWS that.”
$1 in. How much Back?
In January, you hired “Stylin’ with Wylin.” Forty-two days past completion date and seventeen thousand dollars over budget, Wylin thought he was finished. “Enough is enough.” He won’t return your calls.
“I need to raise the price by $80K,” you inform your new agent. Now? Nothing. Nada. Crickets.
All Houses Sell the Same. Right?
Contrary to popular myth, in today’s Austin market, only three kinds of properties are moving fast at full price.
- Most coveted neighborhoods. Think Rollingwood, Barton Hills, Zilker, etc.
- Discounted fixer-uppers.
- Thorough renovations.
Where do most sellers get into trouble? They update one bathroom. They renovate their kitchen with high-end finishes and leave the rest.
Are there other options? Absolutely! An experienced REALTOR® will provide multiple ideas. After all, this is our market. This is our business. This is our specialty. Maybe the best thing to do is begin a conversation. Email me, we can do this, firstname.lastname@example.org