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Will a shade sail add value when selling?

Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by ej89, 21st Sep, 2015.

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Will a shade sail add value when selling

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  1. ej89

    ej89 Well-Known Member

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    Hey,
    Parents have been advised that the market in our area is slowing and we are looking to sell our PPOR. We had a really good agent come in today who told us some of the buyers in our area may not buy as there is no pergola or outdoor entertainment area. I was wondering if adding a shade sail may help us? or do people think they are tacky? I may be able to do a simple 5m by 5m shade sail for around $500. Do people think this will be enough to add some value and possibly entice those buyers who want a pergola or outdoor entertainment area?

    Thanks.
     
  2. datto

    datto Well-Known Member

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    Depends. You selling a house or a yacht?



    lol.
     
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  3. ej89

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    p.s the house is your typical Mcmansion from 1999..just so you know the type of place we're selling
     
  5. Bayview

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    I don't think it will add much value, but might make it more sell-able.
     
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    Agree
     
  7. WestOz

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    Very difficult Q to answer when we have no idea what the place looks like

    Some pics may help us provide some ideas
     
  8. ej89

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    Yeah I guess that's the question I should've asked. When a family is looking to spend $1m on a McMansion do we think they all want an outdoor entertaining area or some outdoor cover
     
  9. wylie

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    I would say "yes" to that last question. A shade sail won't fool anyone but it might show them they can make do until they add a permanent outdoor living area. I would add it.
     
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  10. twobobsworth

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    I don't think it would make any difference. It just looks cheap IMO.

    Sounds like you're using McGrath.
     
  11. chylld

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    I think anyone who has that sort of money to spend on a house will be resourceful enough to think "it's not covered, but it would be easy to cover ourselves." It is a very tiny advantage that (as pointed out above) might improve sellability, but not value.
     
  12. ej89

    ej89 Well-Known Member

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    Haha how'd you pick that?
     
  13. twobobsworth

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    Hilarious, Mr Choy?
     
  14. ej89

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    Who's that? Haha nah got a bloke who's been selling houses in southwest Sydney about 100k more than others. Pm me for the name if you want it
     
  15. House

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    Jeff Doidge from the Reno Kings recommends so I voted on his behalf :)
     
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  16. Depreciator

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    The oddest things can influence buyers - especially prospective PPOR buyers. Do people still try to make their house smell nice and put on music? And of course people declutter and ship in better furniture.
    I reckon if somebody inspected a house on a warm day and walked out into the backyard and it was really hot, that would stick in their head however irrational that is. So when they are sitting around the next day talking about the houses they saw they would refer to that one as 'that place with the hot backyard'.
    For the sake of $500, I would get the shade thing. And make it an exclusion on the contract so you can take it with you.

    Scott
     
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