Independent voices from the TWT Communities
The location, the time of year, the economy — these are just some of the factors that can impede the sale of a property. But talk to Realtors, and they say one of the biggest impediments to successful sales often is the homeowners themselves — particularly the ones who are trying the most to be helpful.
But Virginia Cheezum, a real estate agent with Re/Max Allegiance in Fairfax, said she has never had a fireplace be a deal-breaker.
"I do not advise my sellers to fix things like an inoperable fireplace because if you go through and make all the obvious repairs, you leave nothing for the home inspector to 'find,' and his job is to find things, so he will," she said.