No doubt the popular Baltimore City neighborhood of Canton will always have high traffic in the real estate market. So many enjoy the all the nearby attractions of city living, but also the proximity of main highways and local companies with an emphasis on Johns Hopkins and UMMC (University of Maryland Medical Center). With so many Canton home buyers looking, sellers can get overwhelmed with getting their homes on the market “ready to show”. One of the biggest questions my sellers ask: “What should I do to the house before we list it for sale?“
While every property is different, in most cases I find a drywall repair, a fresh coat of paint and a good cleaning are well received suggestions. Drywall is most definitely the toughest. Not because the jobs are complex but because most drywall repairs are small and finding someone to take them on is always a struggle. But before my clients spend the money on paint and cleaning, drywall has to come first.
Check out my new listing at 616 S Decker Ave, Baltimore, MD 21224 in the heart of Canton. So many times clients need a refresher on the selling process. This seller wanted to get the house on the market quickly and asked if I could help getting the contractors. As a Realtor, sometimes it’s easier for me to coordinate and schedule all the contractors to ensure the timeline is smart and the work gets done correctly and without wasting time and money. Want to know what it cost? This seller spent the following:
1. Drywall repair – $475
2. Paint (entire home: trim, ceilings, walls) – $2650
3. New carpet in the basement and stairs – $592
4. Through cleaning – $150
We got the house listed in about 2 weeks. What do you think?
Conveniently sitting between the popular Canton Square and Patterson Park’s 137 acre playground, this 2 bedroom 1.5 bath row home is move in ready! The entire home just got a fresh coat of paint and new carpet in the finished basement. Set up like most Canton properties, the main level entrance is at the living room, showing off a wall of exposed brick and original hard wood floors. Before getting to the large wide open kitchen there is great space for a separate dining. The 2 bedrooms share a bath on the upper level with space to move around. The finished basement can easily be a 3rd bedroom or a family room. The PARKING PAD out back is just the icing on the cake. Enjoy city living while not breaking the bank. This affordable property is low maintenance and ready for it’s new owner.
If you are in the market for an afforable Canton home or if you’re a Baltimore City first time home buyer and want a tour of this home, contact Suzie Coronel