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February 2, 2010

You Want Perfection?

Filed under: Center City Real Estate,Of Interest to Buyers,Real Estate: Condominiums — Center City Philadelphia Real Estate Agent @ 11:15 am
Then perhaps you should go to Denny’s and order yourself a Grand-Slam Breakfast….
Because you may not find it  otherwise.
     On the corner of “Get the Hell Out of here”, and “Are You New?” Avenues,  is the  fact that in condos, as in life, there are few things that are perfect. When I meet a buyer for the first time, I generally ask for, and get a laundry list of wants and needs, which is great. However, even a big-brain like myself fumbles to find buyers everything on their wish list. I generally suggest I can get you 9 out of 10.

The same holds true for home inspections. Sure, the heater is used, and needs a good cleaning, and the grout in the bathroom tub needs to be refinished. That’s kinda’ called HomeOwnership 101.  I would suggest that what most buyers will look for is the comfort in knowing that the total value to correct all  Major defects does NOT greatly influence their perception of the value of their new Philly condo. A little forgiveness goes a long way.

So, my point? Expect a few bumps in the road. Hopefully nothing too major that might cause you to rethink your purchase. If so, then so be it. We will move on and find you something else. But to expect perfection in say your new Rittenhouse Square condo would probably be setting your expectations up for failure.

When you buy a used car- You get a few glitches here and there- It ain’t new. Ditto for buying a used condo.

Mark Wade
Prudential Fox and Roach REALTORS®
530 Walnut St., Suite 260 Philadelphia, PA 19106

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