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Old Today, 06:53 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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We will be selling one of our home that is currently rented. Tenant is moving out soon.
Before talking to an agent just want to get an input. We want to sell the house as is. It will need new carpet and walls painted

Does it help if we list the house and then giving $3k towards new carpet and paint. Will this attract buyers if not what can attract buyers?

"Price Fixes All Deficiencies."
It is a real estate maxim and truism.
You can offer an allowance. Buyers will still offer low on an as-is sale.

Fresh paint gets the highest return of any maintenance item. New carpet is right up there.
If you cannot do them, price accordingly, and you will get a sale soon enough.
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Old Today, 06:58 AM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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We will be selling one of our home that is currently rented. Tenant is moving out soon.
Find another landlord to buy it as it is...
or clean/fix (spend some cash) enough to appeal to a buyer who will live there.
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Old Today, 07:16 AM
 
Location: NC
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The paint colors will depend on your market. When we sold our house in Raleigh, we had it painted a soft white. That was the color people wanted at the time. The house we just bought in February, just outside the Raleigh market has off white walls and light gray baseboards. The colors aren't what sold us, but they did mean that I don't have to paint in the immediate future, and that's important to me.
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Old Today, 08:09 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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In these days of HGTV it seems buyers want a house that is "move-in ready". I personally would prefer not to have to start painting and ripping up carpet before I even more in.
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Old Today, 09:15 AM
 
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We will be selling one of our home that is currently rented. Tenant is moving out soon.
Before talking to an agent just want to get an input. We want to sell the house as is. It will need new carpet and walls painted

Does it help if we list the house and then giving $3k towards new carpet and paint. Will this attract buyers if not what can attract buyers?
You can easily paint and carpet for less than 3k. Unless you got some gigantic Mc mansion
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Old Today, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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You can easily paint and carpet for less than 3k. Unless you got some gigantic Mc mansion

Assuming 1200sf....

Not in the Durham market, they can't.
Painters are in short supply and getting any level of quality at a good price is hard.


The easy way may be to just do an OpenDoor or Zillow sale, to see if they will overpay.
But, they will be more than $3,000 for paint and carpet.
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Old Today, 06:46 PM
 
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Most people have no imagination. They cannot visualize anything that's not right in front of them. They will be turned off by shabby carpets and walls that need painting. You can knock off twice the cost of doing the job from the price and they'll still go "ewwww, dirty, can't live there". Do you want to exclude all those people from your potential customers? As far as I'm concerned, clean and good repair is the baseline for selling a house. I'd have to see your carpets to say for sure, but the fact that you're concerned about it indicates to me that you'd probably be better off having fresh new cheap carpet installed. Painting is non-negotiable in my mind.

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This is so true, people have no imagination nor do they want to do any repairs themselves. We sold our house a few years ago in a very hot market but after a week we had no offers. The only thing that was not updated were some plain drapes in a front room that I had considered removing but didn't want to bother with having to touch up paint. After that first week I ripped everything down, touched up the paint, and got two offers that same day. With HGTV being the norm people have little ability to look beyond cosmetics.
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