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Fix the repairs right away...

Sellers wonder if they should fix the repairs needed...even the small ones.

Well, I can tell you one thing.

I have had many a good buyer that has walked out of a hoe they would have made on offer on because of the little things that needed to be done.

Why you ask, it is no big deal.

But, it is a big deal...to the buyer it looks like a lack of pride in ownership.

If the seller doesn't have enough pride in their home for the little things, what big ones are lurking under cover.




Comment balloon 5 commentsWilliam Feela • June 16 2016 07:26PM


Great photo William and you are right on. Fixing the issues right away will save so much trouble later.

Posted by Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917 (Coldwell Banker) almost 4 years ago

William- so many homeowners wait until they put their home on the market to fix all of the items on the list.  It's a lot easier to fix things right away.

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) almost 4 years ago

So true William.  When buyers see even minor items of deferred maintenance they invariable thing there's more of it they can't see.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) almost 4 years ago

I am not sure I would call this a fix, but if it kept the house from falling down....I suppose it is.

Posted by Vern Eaton, Realtor 651-674-7449 almost 4 years ago

I always enjoy seeing the ingenuity that goes into some of the old house repairs.

Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities) almost 4 years ago