Picture it....Georgia 2013......
The real estate market across the State is experiencing some major transformations. Buyers are scrambling to find homes and Sellers are once again in the driving seat! We're seeing lower Seller paid closing costs contributions and home prices are steadily increasing. Multiple offer situations on well priced normal market sales are becoming the norm....it's definitely a change from two years ago.
Now....please don't mistake me for someone whose too afraid to push the envelope when it comes to pricing. In fact, I think that this market is PERFECT to test the waters a bit....for properties that are WELL WORTH IT!
On the contrary......
Just when is it too much????
I went on a listing appointment on yesterday and visited quite a charming home. It had been fully renovated and included an upstairs loft bedroom, another full bath with a jacuzzi tub, hardwood and natural tile floors EVERYWHERE, a detached man cave that actually looked like a quaint little pub, and 8+ sprawling (mostly wooded) acres! This home has it all.....now for the "iffy" items. Although the pattern on the tile flooring was consistent throughout, there were many types of different hardwoods elsewhere. I think I counted at least four different types. There were quite a few large separation gaps in the floors and three leaks in two separate sky lights (one in the detached mini pub). The bathroom with the jacuzzi tub was actually included in one of the secondary bedrooms. The master bedroom did not have an associated bath (you'd have to use the one downstairs) and the secondary bedrooms were dated. Pushing the envelope on this property would be around $185k. The seller wants to list at $200k.
My philosophy has always been to list what I honestly believe that I can sell....without having the owner want to physically beat me. So, having said that....I tucked my tail and walked away. I surely loved the character that this home has, but some relationships are simply not meant to mesh.....*tear*