Listing Courtesy of VICKIE YORK AT THE BEACH REALTY
You know what the “wow factor” is for any Ocean View home that’s for sale—it’s the extra something that’s highly desirable and unique to the property. It could be a three-story entry hall, or a game room that’s large enough for a pool table and a conversation pit. It might be a home theater with four stepped rows of velvet-upholstered movie house seats. It might be a bricked backyard barbecue arena, with a step-down standing pit which puts the Chef of the day at eye level with the seated guests.
And you also know what a Ocean View fixer-upper is. It’s any Ocean View property that is up for sale at a bargain price due to maintenance that is left for the new owner to worry about. A Ocean View fixer-upper is an opportunity for prospective buyers to become owners of homes that would otherwise be out of their price range. Fixer-uppers attract prospects who are ready to dig into projects that take varying degrees of elbow grease, imagination—and also some extra cash.
There’s an element of risk that’s usually attached to a fixer-upper, because any major maintenance or remodeling project can run into unknown snags. So fixer-upper buyers should also possess some degree of courage!
Sooooo, what in the world could the “fixer-upper wow factor” mean?
For one thing, any Ocean View home that’s listed for sale that has the ‘fixer-upper wow factor’ is a rare bird indeed. It is, as the title conveys, a residence in need of restoration—but which also has a design element (or elements) which are uniquely captivating. For prospective buyers who find those features intriguing, such a property can prove pretty irresistible. The price puts it within reach—and the design is better than anything they had been hoping to find!
In other words, a home that has the ‘fixer-upper wow factor’ is, potentially, a trap.
This is not to say that such a property cannot be a true bargain; lucky find; etc. Indeed, for the right buyer, it certainly can be. The caveat is that a fixer-upper with wow factor features can lure in prospects who aren’t really prepared for the ‘fixing up’ part. If they lack the extra funds it may take to bring the property back up to snuff—or lack the know-how, patience, or time such a project requires—they might be charmed into biting off more than they can chew. With indigestible results: a perpetually-unfinished property characterized more ‘yccch’ than ‘wow.’
Luckily, most prospective buyers who fall into this category get over the wow factor after a second or third visit—or after a discussion with their Realtor®—or after taking a look at the home inspector’s report. For those who are ready to dig into the fixer-upperness, they can end up with a wow of a home…at a wow of a price!
There aren’t a surplus of Ocean View fixer-uppers with wow on the market right now—but when you take today’s mortgage interest rates into account, there are plenty of wow-producing good bargains: call me! Call/Text me Russell Stucki at (302) 228-7871, email me at email@example.com, visit more listings at www.beachrealestatemarket.com.
As soon as you begin to search in earnest for your next Ocean View, DE house, you are reminded once again how today’s Ocean View, DE MLS listings have become all but indispensable. Yes, it’s possible that you might find the property you’re looking for by happenstance—as a “For Sale” yard sign that catches your eye, or by spotting an intriguing ad in the local paper. But if you are any kind of discriminating buyer, even then you will certainly refrain from presenting an offer until you’ve taken a hard look at the Ocean View, DE listings to be sure the asking price is in line with current offerings with comparable features.
That’s where today’s online listings shine as a superb method of cataloging Ocean View, DE’s real estate “goods” for sale. It’s hard to conceive of a better system. Behind the glamour photos and descriptive language of the sales blubs lie the nuts and bolts—the physical details laid out in a format that’s identical from property to property. That makes apples-to-apples comparisons a snap.
But there’s even more that makes the system so valuable. The “MLS” stands for “Multiple Listing Service”—with the “service” part being the tipoff that what you are viewing online is just the tip of the Ocean View, DE real estate iceberg. Behind what you see is a highly evolved system of codified practices and legal agreements that go into making the information reliable. A listed property announces to the world that the agent offering the property has an agreement with the owner to sell at the price stated. To other agents near and far, an active listing also guarantees to pay a stated commission if they introduce their clients should they succeed in purchasing.
So today’s Ocean View, DE listings are a good deal more than simply a well-organized, constantly updated catalog of Ocean View, DE homes for sale—they are also proof that the properties that appear have been integrated into a tried-and-true system that facilitates the buying and selling of listed homes. My part, as your real estate agent, is to make sure that all parts of the system work correctly and that your interests are advanced throughout—which is also why it’s a terrific idea to give me a call! Call/Text me Russell Stucki at (302) 228-7871, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, visit more listings at www.beachrealestatemarket.com.