We would really like to sell this house as is but that would probably be foolish. It also seems difficult to determine how much we will need to spend to get it ready but the expenses are starting to roll in.
1. We need to replace 2 large windows in our sun porch as the seal is broken and they are cloudy. Weird size and need to match to other windows and we had to go high end sash replacements. Also learned that since the are near the floor the code requires tempered glass in the bottom sash. Ordered and that is done.
2. We do have almost a year to get the house ready so we have decided to pay for a stager to give us recommendations now instead of after we sign the sales contract. That way we can look for bargains and do some of the work ourselves such as painting. It will be interesting to hear what she recommends on this coming Monday.
3. We know we have to remodel the main floor bathroom and really don't want to - sigh. We will be hiring an interior designer to help pick out the finishing materials as of course we need an odd sized vanity and countertop, etc.
We haven't even gotten to the cost of painting the outside of the house, yard and tree prep, etc. I hope next Spring is a seller's market here!
Any advice or hard learned lessons from others who have been through this recently are greatly appreciated.