There are some things that buyers just hate – and if you’re selling a condo that belonged to a loved one, you might encounter a few of these outdated trends.
Selling a Loved One’s Condo? Make Sure You Get Rid of These
Buyers want modern, updated and on-trend living spaces, so if you’re selling a loved one’s condo and come across any of these things, get rid of them before you list it for sale:
- Popcorn ceilings
- Shag carpet
- Mix-and-match wallpaper (or any wallpaper, really)
Popcorn ceilings are definitely outdated – they had their heyday in the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s, and they’re not nearly as fashionable now as they were then. These textured ceilings tend to absorb a lot of odor, and they discolor easily, too, which means buyers never want to see them in modern condos or lofts.
You can hire a professional to remove the popcorn ceilings and give the whole home a fresh, smooth and clean look, or you can do it yourself – but if you take the DIY route, check this out (and please, make sure you’re wearing a mask).
Sure, carpet can make a room warmer, and it’s more affordable than other types of flooring – but shag is not the way to go. Take out the extra-long carpet and replace it with literally any other type of flooring and it’ll probably be easier to sell the home.
Wallpaper was really popular in the 1980s, and it’s (kind-of) making a comeback. But a lot of times people would mix-and-match wallpaper coverings to put stripes on the bottom and flowers on the top, or some other combination of designs that we wouldn’t really enjoy as much today. Sometimes, people would even line the tops of rooms with wallpaper.
And if the house you’re trying to sell has it, it’s time to scrape it away. Like popcorn ceilings, you can hire a professional or remove it yourself – just remember that removing old wallpaper is incredibly difficult and can cause serious damage to the walls beneath it.
The bottom line is that it always pays to talk to your real estate agent before you make any big changes, though. Sometimes, when it comes down to it, the price range and the neighborhood have a lot to do with what buyers expect to find. You may not need to make major changes, you may need to make a few upgrades, or you might need to overhaul the majority of the space to make it more appealing to buyers. Your real estate agent will know exactly what to do to make the home more marketable.
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