OK, for all you home sale gurus out there.

01.02.14
I have a client in West Orange NJ. The home is about 90 years old. We did extensive cleaning and repairs last year about this time for them to put house on market. Spent about two months time re-piping the old galvanized and leaking pipes. Rewired lots of old knob and tube, redid a third floor bathroom with claw foot tub that had not been used for over 40 years etc.

The house is still on market. Pricing on the house is reasonable for the area, but they have had no offers in the past six months on it.

The primary feed back was the master bath, which is really a jack-n-Jill type of bath that adjoins the largest bedroom on 2nd floor. Its pink with white fixtures. And its turning off people.

The 2nd issue was the kitchen area. It has older dark wood cabinets but good quality ones, high end stove, dishwasher hood and fridge, but has old brick style white tile floors and counters are dated.

Client wants to do something in these areas to improve them.

They thought about tearing out bathroom and re-doing it. And they want to update kitchen such as floors etc.

  • bath with sink. Tub on left
  • facing in from master side outside wall right toilet left side is door and sink
  • Windows in bathoom
  • left side of tub. left of tub is door to master
  • Kitchen from hall way entrance
  • Looking left from hallway entrance
  • Floor of kitchen, ugly.
  • Kitchen eat in area from dining room door
  • Kitchen view from dining room.
  • Kimberly Lacy
    Kimberly Lacy Decatur, GA
    My suggestion for the homeowners would be to save money in the kitchen. Do not replace the floors in the kitchen but replace the counter tops and bring color through a beautiful back splash. Get rid of the white refrigerator and go for stainless the table in the kitchen is too large for the space, it will give potential buyers the "too small kitchen" impression. Go with a glass table instead. Bathroom: Overhaul! Go for it. Update the house with neutral paint colors, such as very light grays and browns. No boring white.
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