Sellers providing estimates for improvement
Home is for sale. LR has no fp and some perceive the back wall with two windows, TV in between, as "closed in." This is feedback from some on realtors' tour and a comment from a few lookers.
We built the house assuming it was likely our last home, made choices based on our tastes, not resale.
Our realtor took a suggestion and sent it on to us: get estimates of what it would take to add French doors or sliders to LR to provide more light and "openness." The wall supports the LR ceiling, but this room looks out onto a very large covered porch with tongue and groove ceiling and large openings to view the yard, trees,etc. The covered ceiling of the porch does allow less light to room than if it were not there, but we are in very hot climate and porch would be useless without the covering.
Question is, what do you think of providing estimates. My first response was that it would seem to highlight what some see as a defect of the home that would take around 3k to fix, depending on what you used for glass. It could higher. To me that defeats the purpose of several months' work on our home to get it not only show-ready but move-in ready: the feeling we hoped to engender that people would see our home as not needing any repairs,etc.
Have any of you provided estimates for, say, opening up a floorplan or something like that? How did that go?