HGTV..Reality or does it make things look too easy?
By Cindy Westfall, ABR,GRI Your Tualatin & Portland Metro Real Estate
(Premiere Property Group,LLC Portland Metro & Suburbs Oregon)
(Cindy's Blog about Portland Real Estate & Stuff) HGTV..Reality or does it make things look too easy? Like many of us, I enjoy watching HGTV (Home and Garden Television)now and again. While watching though, I can't help but wonder if many of these shows just gloss over the buying and selling process making it look very easy. Perhaps this is a good thing as it might help those buyers and sellers get off the fence and take that first step, but can your average seller really only put $2,000 towards updates and repairs to have 3 offers after that first open house reveal? Shows like Designed to Sell preach this, and it does go over what the buyers are looking for today. The reality though is that those same updates and repairs would cost a homeowner quite a bit more with all the contractor...