What Should I Go With???
I'm getting ready to put my 3200sf house on the market. It's been completely repainted inside and out. I had hardwood floors installed throughout the first floor and new carpeting installed upstairs. I've installed beautiful granite counter tops in the kitchen as well and replaced all the light fixtures(ouch, they were UGLY).
I'm kind of running out of funds at this point. The main problem I'm having is with my outdated bathrooms (3). I have enough $$ to replace the floor tile or install granite counter tops. But not enough money for both. What do you think would impress a home buyer more? I'm concerned that doing one without doing the other will just emphasize the outdated style
Also, I have the granddaddy of all gas cooktops in my kitchen. There's no amount of lipstick that's going to make that piggy look good. I can make it look clean, I just can't make it look new. Do you think it will be worthwhile to bite the bullet and buy a new one? The problem is that the only model that will fit (Jenn-Air 36" gas downdraft), costs $1700.
I interviewed 3 real estate agents. The first agent had no comment on the cooktop or outdated bathrooms. The second wanted me to replace the cooktop, redo the tile and put in granite (Ironically, of the three, he felt I would get the least for my house). The third said maybe I could paint the cooktop (doh, seriously???) and gave me some other inane suggestions. She's out.
Although the second RE agent came in at the lowest price, all 3 of them were within $10,000 of one another.
I'm having a hard time deciding when enough is really "enough".
Thanks for reading my ramblings. If anyone has any suggestions, I surely would appreciate hearing them.