In the last 2 years, the Milwaukee (and beyond) real estate market has ignited. I happen to be working in homes through all stages of the process, so you see many things… and learn.
When my husband and I bought our first home at the height of the market, we were open to purchasing a major fixer-upper. The message “such potential” echoed from the mouths of various agents. It was a nice way of saying the home needed serious work. And yes, these home could be rehabbed well. But at what cost?
In my opinion, the scene has changed dramatically in the last decade. We are no longer years behind in design standards, or as likely to take on overwhelming work, just to reach an acceptable standard. WE WANT A WELL DESIGNED HOME NOW! :)
By well designed I mean clean, decluttered, staged, MODERNIZED (shouting that out loud, ha), bright, tasteful paint colors, good overall design flow, less personalized.
If a home at any price point looks really good, it sells in a day. With multiple offers. For even $50,000 over asking. I see it over and over…
Which I find very exciting! Because any home can be this.
Some sellers aren’t interested in staging or updating, it’s not for everyone. But for those who would love to make a nice profit > create this idyllic, versatile, modern-classic scene and they will come!
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