http://www.remodeling.hw.net/2010/costvsvalue/division/pacific/city/seattle–wa.aspxI’m often asked about what pre-listing repairs and upgrades are likely to make financial sense for sellers. Generally, I think the best money spent is in presenting what is already there in the best light. A thinning of personal items, minor repairs like painting and tightening, a thorough cleaning (inside and out; especially at the front […]
http://www.seattle.gov/dpd/Codes/BackyardCottages/Overview/A homeowner recently asked me where he could find information on Backyard Cottages. This link is a good start. See also “A Guide to Building a Backyard Cottage” http://www.seattle.gov/dpd/static/Backyard%20Cottages%20Guide_web_LatestReleased_DPDS015822.pdf and the 2011Backyard Cottages Annual Report: http://www.seattle.gov/dpd/cms/groups/pan/@pan/@plan/@bycottages/documents/web_informational/dpdp021049.pdf
As Sellers, it is so easy to be disappointed by low offers. But, how can we use them to our advantage? Can we massage them into good offers? Yes. Can we use them to help get other potential Buyers off the fence? Yes. It is critical to take a deep breath and remember the goal.