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Sound Off Georgia Roja How can buyers see potential in a home that needs some TLC?

September 17, 2018

It can be tough for home buyers to see the potential in a property that needs TLC. The idea of living through a renovation can feel intimidating, especially to a first-time home buyer. If you’re willing to take the leap and have a little imagination, that TLC property may turn out to be a diamond in the rough.

My background is in interior design and home staging. I love looking beyond the surface to help buyers see themselves in a space they might have missed if they hadn’t taken a closer look. I encourage buyers not to be scared off by words like “TLC” or “as is” in a listing. We want to see the property to determine just how much work there is to be done.

A home that needs cosmetic updates will not require the same investment as a home that needs structural changes. It’s amazing how just a few changes can improve a space.

I want buyers to see a TLC property as an opportunity rather than a problem. You’ve been given the gift of a blank slate. You don’t have to pay for a freshly renovated kitchen that isn’t the kitchen of your dreams; you can make it exactly what you want from the start and put your budget into the things that matter most to you and your family.

TLC properties can be a great investment and, in some cases, create instant equity. What’s not to love about that? Taking a chance on a fixer-upper can pay off in so many ways. If a buyer is willing to put in some work, it might mean they can afford a home in a location that seemed outside their budget.

Buyers that are interested in finding their own fixer-upper, should contact their local Realtor to help them find the place to create the home of their dreams.

Georgia Rojas,

Michelle & Company,

William Raveis Real Estate,

(203) 454-HOME, (203) 216-3158, georgia@mghomes.com

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