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November 4, 2013

You Are Not Buying The Couch…You Are Buying The Condo- So don’t get so excited

Filed under: For Buyers,Of Interest to Buyers — Center City Philadelphia Real Estate Agent @ 9:54 am
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Listen, I get it. The visual appeal and the emotional punch that rides on the back of a gorgeous Center City condo can be overwhelmingly attractive. But many buyers are sometimes disheartened when they buy a condo, then go back for the final walk through on the day of settlement and the initial emotional attraction has left the condo along with the owners belongings.

I think it is important to keep a few things in mind:
1) You can easily add the emotion whallop back into the Philadelphia condo. Think a groovy paint color scheme and curtains. If you don’t have the vision to do this yourself, visit to Houzz.com
2) Think about having a new coat of polyurathane put down on your hardwood floors. Usually, this can be done for about $2-$3 per square foot. The presentation of your new floors will generally have a HALO effect over the entire unit. This should be done the day you settle, and at least 48 hours prior to you moving  belongings into the condo. Huge visual plus here…
3) A Super duper thorough cleaning can really bring a lifeless condo back to life. Including window cleaning, tile and grout cleaning and carpet cleaning. Stanley Steamer does tile cleaning as well as carpet, and the impact is huge. Like having new tile installed- at a fraction of the cost.
4) And if you are thinking of a few new furniture pieces but don’t have a huge bankroll to deck out the entire condo, try PhillyBusyBee.com where they sell somewhat used model furniture that may have been used in a past life to stage a property- so kinda’ used, but not really.
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