Agent Referral in San Antonio to list SFH

5 Replies | San Antonio, Texas

My father has a SFH he would like to sell in the UTSA area inside 1604 loop. Zip code is 78249. It sits on a corner lot off UTSA Blvd. 3br/2.5ba 1,700 sq ft. on 5,000' lot. Purchased from developer in 2006, he used a prop manager and its been rented since, will be vacant at end of month. Recent upgrades include HVAC, and garage door replacement.

Looking for agent referral who can bring offers. He is currently talking with an agent in the same office as the property manager who quoted him a list price that appears lower than comps in the neighborhood that sold within last year. Has not signed anything yet. He wants to replace carpet and paint walls. Is this the best way to use funds to appeal to more buyers, or leave it as is and offer credit. Thanks!

I always recommend replacing with neutral colors rather than giving a credit. Most buyers have trouble seeing what could be and only see what is currently there. Something as small as bad lighting can turn buyers away.

@Merv D. I'd definitely replace the carpet and paint the walls if it's showing any signs of wear. In our market, it's important that the house is clean and presentable to appeal to the highest number of potential buyers. It's also essential that the presentation is top notch in order to actually get buyers through the door.

I have a simple process I use to move vacant homes in our market. Pass along my contact info and tell him to call me if he's still looking for an agent who can bring him offers. If that is what he's looking for, I'm his guy and I'd be happy to show him exactly what I'm doing to get every vacant home I list sold for top dollar.