If It's Just the Carpet That You Find Dated, Why Don't You Make An Offer?
Lately I've seen buyers looking at homes for a second peek. "The second showing." That generally means they like enough about the home and want to investigate further. But why aren't these second showings turning into offers?
There appears to be many a home that remains on the market even after a "second showing" because it needs "work".
The term work means something different to all of us. I always thought of work to mean heavy cosmetics or a structural or mechanical kind of thing, but I am finding today that folks use the term work when a home needs a paint color change, a flooring change or maybe a fixture change. Essentially anything that appears dated usually equals the term work.
So that being said, and you love all other factors or most other factors of the home, why don't you make an offer taking the "work" into consideration? In most cases, an agent and a Seller have already taken that into consideration when pricing a home, but maybe not. Why?
We all have different decorating styles and tastes. What I find wonderful many may find way out! A color that I find old and ugly many may find soothing and comforting! That floral odor that many may find lovely, might make me want to hold my nose.
The thing that you find needs a change may not have appeared that way to the Seller or the listing agent. Who knows, if presented correctly, they may agree with your argument!
If you find that carpet dated, or the lights ugly, why don't you make an offer taking that into consideration? I'm NOT advocating you be unrealistic. On the contrary. If you are reasonable, you may just win the home, and be able to make the change that will suit your needs!
So, If It's Just the Carpet That You Find Dated, Why Don't You Make An Offer?