Posted by Krista(WA) on March 03, 1999 at 13:47:41:
Personally, I would probably do the clean-up. The reason being that you could do it very cheaply, and it would probably make a huge difference in curb appeal. And curb appeal is what gets people in the door.
You said the inside is clean and attractive. Then you are probably not necessarily going to attract people looking for a “fixer.” If you are asking top of market value, you may loose a lot of people before they’ve even seen the inside if the outside is that scary. If you’re not asking top dollar because of the outer appearance, the little bit of clean-up will probably add quite a bit of perceived value, and enable you to.
I’d do the clean up, ask high FMV, and take as much option $ as I could get. My 2 cents. Best wishes on wrapping up the deal!