Recognize This House? Me, Neither

Scarcely six months after I sold 2521 Kipling in St. Louis Park’s Fern Hill neighborhood last Spring . . . the home is a veritable construction site.

Which explains why the Buyer’s inspection went so smoothly: my recollection is that the Buyer raised few (if any) issues, and quickly removed their Inspection Contingency on the 1950 house.

The takeaway?

When, post-closing, the Buyer is gutting the home to the studs and doing a MAJOR remodel . . . they’re not sticklers on the home’s current condition (which was actually very good).

P.S.: Recollection #2:  after more than one year on the market — the majority of it with a previous Realtor — my client got more than $30k(!) over the asking price in multiple offers.

See also, “Would-Be Home Seller to Realtor: “It’s NOT a Teardown?!?” “#%@&!!”

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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