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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Houses are Like People...Take Care of Them and They Don't Show their Age...

I went on a listing appointment this morning in Rockledge, Florida.  The house was almost twenty years old.  In preparation for the appointment I did my research based on my experience for 1990-1992 built houses.

And I was wrong....

This house, in an excellent location, had a one year old roof, a new water heater, an air conditioner system less than two years old...immaculate paint, superb presentation.  It was clean, tastefully decorated.  It had a new deck out back. It had newer appliances.

It was so nice...

And it was in better shape than some of the newer construction I have seen in the Viera Florida area!

The key in marketing a property like this is to let the buyer know...it is as good or even better than new

It is a challenge at times to price an older home for the condition it is in...when buyers like to look at the age as an indicator of condition.  It is a shame we treat houses like this...and a greater shame when we extend the same treatment to people!

If you are considering selling your Rockledge, Florida, home, call me directly at 321-693-3850 or email me  to discuss how I can work for you.  I may not be slick but I am effective!

Gary L. Waters PLLC, Florida licensed real estate agent, Century 21 Baytree Realty, Rockledge, Florida serving Florida's Space Coast including the cities and communities of Melbourne, Viera, Rockledge, Suntree, Merritt Island, Cocoa Beach and the surrounding region.

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