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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Why do you ask?

Feb 12, 2019 05:14 AM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

no

Feb 12, 2019 08:56 AM
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Dan Pittsenbarger
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
Improving Conditions

No I haven't. At least not for a specific buyer after the home has already been listed.  I've had a couple of buyers ask but the average seller is typically not in the frame of mind to make capital improvements. They are typically "done" with the home and ready to move on.

As far as advising a seller to build a garage or another structure before the home is listed, I wouldn't do that at this time simply because it doesn't pencil for the seller. If it did pencil (like the seller had the time, materials and skills and he could create the improvement for cost that the market will return at a profit) then I would let the seller know that it looks good on paper but there's no guarantee that he will realize an "extra" $50K for building a $50K shop.

Feb 12, 2019 07:44 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

How large is the non refundable deposit?

Feb 12, 2019 06:38 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Kate Steven I had a featured blog about this: Could a Seller Add a Garage

Feb 12, 2019 06:38 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

No.

Feb 12, 2019 05:49 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

No, and I would have strongly advised against it without a non-refundable deposit big enough to cover the cost of having it built. 

Feb 12, 2019 05:40 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I can't recall ever working with a seller who was also a carpenter.

Feb 12, 2019 05:13 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Just a builder. He had build spec homes wthout garages and a buyer had to have a garage. They agreed on price and the builder built it adding it to the price

Feb 12, 2019 04:54 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

No, only replaced septics when had to.

Feb 12, 2019 11:02 AM
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Susie Kay
Ultra Real Estate - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

Not sure why you are asking this.  If the house doesn't have a garage and buyer needs one then let buyer build it.  

Feb 12, 2019 11:02 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

No.

Feb 12, 2019 10:29 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

No.

Feb 12, 2019 09:15 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Not in my experience. Unless it is a developer who is selling and offer different custom packages. 

Feb 12, 2019 08:28 AM
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Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
A Tradition of Trust

No.

Feb 12, 2019 07:49 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

No.

Feb 12, 2019 07:46 AM
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

I have recommended reputable contractors to clients when asked.

Feb 12, 2019 07:42 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Yes similar work which resulted in end results...

Feb 12, 2019 07:16 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

No

Feb 12, 2019 07:02 AM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

I have not had that experience. 

Feb 12, 2019 06:43 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Never.

Feb 12, 2019 06:17 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

No

Feb 12, 2019 06:06 AM
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Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

No , too many things could go wrong, better for Buyer to build it the way they will want it.

Feb 12, 2019 06:05 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Our builder clients have built houses with garages for buyers.

Feb 12, 2019 05:03 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

What could go wrong with that plan?

EVERYTHING.

I advise owners to build what THEY want, enjoy the benefits, because often that is the ONLY ROI they will receive.

I advise buyers to build what they want, enjoy the benefits and rest in the assurance they did not complete the project solely based on lowest bidder.

Feb 12, 2019 04:57 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

no, I haven't....

Feb 12, 2019 01:15 PM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Garages, homes, 2nd stories, family rooms etc. all in a day's work for builder clients.

Feb 12, 2019 10:35 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

It has happen but the price was raised.

 

Feb 12, 2019 09:12 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Not intentionally ....

Feb 12, 2019 05:32 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Had a Seller add a garage to attract buyers.

Feb 16, 2019 05:56 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Nope.

Feb 13, 2019 06:12 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No.

Feb 13, 2019 03:34 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Yes

Feb 12, 2019 08:41 PM
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Kate Steven not yet!

Feb 12, 2019 03:30 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

No, maybe some form of credit towards a build, but not before closing!

Feb 12, 2019 01:52 PM