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New listings usually generate a lot of traffic during the first 2 weeks and if you do not get any offers during this time, then it\'s a sign that buyers feel your home is overpriced or there is something about the home they don\'t like. It could be a lack of improvements, a less than desirable location, busy street nearby, the floorplan etc...so my general suggestion after 2 weeks is to lower the price 3%, change out the primary photo and have an open house. That should generate more interest again, and if it does not, then there is a possibility your price is still a little too high for what your home is offering. It all comes down to price in the end. Every house will sell, but buyers are the ones that ultimately determine the true value.
It can take up to 5 days to show up on Homes.com, and occasionally not ALL of the pictures are seen on other sites. In the Houston area serious buyers are looking at har.com for listings and nationwide realtor.com, so I would tell you not to worry about it too much...approximately 90% of the traffic is found on those 2 sites.
I always suggest 3 inspections on new construction, foundation before the pour, pre-sheetrock, and a final. I have been surprised at how many deficiencies have been found on the pre-pour of the foundation! I had an out of state buyer building a $975K home in Cinco Ranch and the pre-pour foundation inspection ended up being the most important one of all! The beams were all 2 feet short on the depth! The builder immediately took action and had them all corrected, but of my goodness, what a tragedy it would have been down the road if the buyer had not spent the extra $ to get this one done. The weight of this 6000 sq ft house on a weak foundation not designed to carry the weight could have caused major structural movement down the road. Buyers, Get these inspections done!
I have been a realtor for 19 years and ALWAYS meet the inspector and buyer at the end of the inspection to hear the findings and get a good look at exactly what he is talking about. I have probably saved 50 transactions by being there and asking questions of the inspector that the buyer would not have thought to ask.. Sometimes buyers think something is a major problem when it may be a $100 fix, or I may be able to suggest another inspection on a particular item by a licensed professional in that field and make that call right then and there. Buyers feel more comfortable with the process if I am involved in every aspect and know what to do and who to call when more information is needed. Being hands on has also helped me when I am on listing appointments and I know so much about the inspection process that I can walk the house and point out several items they need to repair in advance of putting it on the market. Realtors are not inspectors, but we can be very helpful to both buyers and sellers by knowing when something could be a problem.
Pools can be very expensive to repair, and there can easily be underground leaks, gunite deterioration, and other large problems that the average person would not notice. I would not use a typical real estate inspector either...pay a little extra and have a professional pool company do the inspection. They are going to be able to find more problem areas and will be able to give you a good idea of what it will cost to repair.
I would first make sure you are investing in an area that has many other homes that have also done major improvements to their properties. You never want to be the most expensive home in a community as it will have no comparables for an appraiser. Secondly, you will want to make sure you allow enough time for the renovation and plan on living somewhere else until the kitchen, bathrooms and structural modifications are finished. Third, pick a good general contractor to oversee the process, since they will be invaluable to make suggestions and will be the one to take any losses incurred by the trades if things don\'t go as planned.\nI know from experience that taking on a whole house project is very stressful and takes longer than you think, and usually costs 15- 25% more than what your initial assessment is. Some people prefer to build a new home instead of renovating the entire house.
I have found that Angie\'s List is a good first place to start. A good contractor will have many excellent reviews. The next best source is from friends, neighbors and realtors. I agree that any contractor that asks for money up front is an immediate red flag...you are running a business and should have enough capital to purchase any materials you will need to complete the job! Put everything in writing and get signatures!
I would say yes to the higher end price points in a few rooms, like the powder room and maybe formal dining room. In the lower price point I would say \"no\", most if not all buyers under $500K are not going to like wallpaper. Wallpaper is such a personal style design item, so it is difficult to choose something that 90% of the general public will like, and unlike paint colors that is an inexpensive replacement, wallpaper is not easy to remove.
Premier Property Tax will protest the taxes for you and they have a very high success rate. If the save you $500 on that year, you will owe them half, so $250. This is all they do and are very good at it, so give them a try. There are also other companies that do the same thing.
I saved a lot of money on my bathroom remodel by not using a general contractor that subs out all of the work and handling that myself. One did the tile on the shower and floors, another for the counters, a plumber etc...it will take more of your time and you will need to do all of the scheduling, but it could save you several thousand $\'s.
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