Thoughts on offering “cash at closing” for my poor condition deck?

Hi. I feel like my realtor (who I haven’t actually signed with yet, but really like her and decided to stop interviewing) is in a bit of a “contest” to sell my house for the highest possible price. This got me wanting that too.

And, of course I do want the most I can get, BUT, I do need to draw a line regarding how much work I am going to do/get done. The biggest factor there, for me, being TIME to get it on the market. I have plenty of do just to clear it out! I really want to list it to start showings on Aug 19. (Prices are dropping, right?)

Still, I considered painting the cabinets in the master bath because they are dated honey oak. This would also mean installing one of those frame kits around the huge (c. 1995) mirror. Also, if you look at them closely, there’s damage from me repeatedly opening the top of a cabinet and a drawer with wet hand.

Anyway, I decided to STOP with that idea. As I said, just getting the place cleared out seems insurmountable. (I have lived her 26 years and my husband died, so he’s not here to deal with his stuff!). Plan is to show it empty.

I did change the pulls in both bathrooms and I am changing the lights throughout too.

Besides the master bath, the deck is looking quite lousy. It’s structurally fine, but looks bad. We haven’t restrained it for at least 10 years, probably more.

Realtor recommended power washing and painting. Sigh. That’s a lot of work for me (Plus it’s ridiculously hot). Maybe I could find someone to hire, but someone available immediately? Frankly, I just don’t want to deal with it.

SO, I was thinking maybe I could offer $15000 back at closing toward a new deck. Assume that’s the correct amount for my area for the basic deck I have.

Is that just a silly way to “get $Xxx as the closing price? Is it more sensible to just list for, say, $450 and expect to sell for $435, rather than list for $450 with $15000 cash at closing, and hope for an over asking offer?

Is it all the same?

(Note, I am moving in with someone, I don’t need specificly need the cash for another home).

Thoughts? Thank you

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Hi. I feel like my realtor (who I haven’t actually signed with yet, but really like her and decided to stop interviewing) is in a bit of a “contest” to sell my house for the highest possible price. This got me wanting that too. And, of course I do want the most I can get, BUT, I do need to draw a line regarding how much work I am going to do/get done. The biggest factor there, for me, being TIME to get it on the market. I have plenty of do just to clear it out! I really want to list it to start showings on Aug 19. (Prices are dropping, right?) Still, I considered painting the cabinets in the master bath because they are dated honey oak. This would also mean installing one of those frame kits around the huge (c. 1995) mirror. Also, if you look at them closely, there’s damage from me repeatedly opening the top of a cabinet and a drawer with wet hand. Anyway, I decided to STOP with that idea. As I said, just getting the place cleared out seems insurmountable. (I have lived her 26 years and my husband died, so he’s not here to deal with his stuff!). Plan is to show it empty. I did change the pulls in both bathrooms and I am changing the lights throughout too. Besides the master bath, the deck is looking quite lousy. It’s structurally fine, but looks bad. We haven’t restrained it for at least 10 years, probably more. Realtor recommended power washing and painting. Sigh. That’s a lot of work for me (Plus it’s ridiculously hot). Maybe I could find someone to hire, but someone available immediately? Frankly, I just don’t want to deal with it. SO, I was thinking maybe I could offer $15000 back at closing toward a new deck. Assume that’s the correct amount for my area for the basic deck I have. Is that just a silly way to “get $Xxx as the closing price? Is it more sensible to just list for, say, $450 and expect to sell for $435, rather than list for $450 with $15000 cash at closing, and hope for an over asking offer? Is it all the same? (Note, I am moving in with someone, I don’t need specificly need the cash for another home). Thoughts? Thank you submitted by /u/Starbuck522 [link] [comments]

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