Washer/dryer, no washer/dryer?

I had someone who was selling their condo unit with washer/dryer hookups ask me whether they should install a washer and dryer before selling. I in turn asked one of our listing agents at Redfin the same question and she recommended installing the washer and dryer before selling. What’s the consumer take on this?

My take is that my Meritage unit came with a washer and dryer and I’m loving having in unit washing and drying. My unit at Trace doesn’t come with a washer and dryer but comes with hookups. Now I really don’t know much about washer and dryers and I’m a little frustrated that I have to figure out what I want, buy them have them delivered and installed, etc, but I like that I will be able to select appliances that will be green friendly (I haven’t researched my appliances at the Meritage but I’m sure they’re not.)

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  • brian

    I prefer being able to select my own appliances. No one is dropping an energy star set in before listing. By the way Matt, CityLight offers a rebate for “green friendly” –

    http://www.seattle.gov/light/Conserve/Resident/Washwise/

  • brian

    I prefer being able to select my own appliances. No one is dropping an energy star set in before listing. By the way Matt, CityLight offers a rebate for “green friendly” –

    http://www.seattle.gov/light/Conserve/Resident/Washwise/

  • Justin

    Rachel and I try our best to look past replacable items when buying a house. When we bought our place the washer/dryer, kitchen sink, and fridge were garbage, and we’re definately happier that we got to replace them with the models we wanted. I don’t think the garbage appliances detracted from our purchase decision (although the place we bought was nothing like any of the other places we had looked at).

    That being said, I’ve been told, and I believe that a majority of people purchasing houses are unable to look past those kind of things, and they definately affect thier purchase decision. Hence staging.

  • Justin

    Rachel and I try our best to look past replacable items when buying a house. When we bought our place the washer/dryer, kitchen sink, and fridge were garbage, and we’re definately happier that we got to replace them with the models we wanted. I don’t think the garbage appliances detracted from our purchase decision (although the place we bought was nothing like any of the other places we had looked at).

    That being said, I’ve been told, and I believe that a majority of people purchasing houses are unable to look past those kind of things, and they definately affect thier purchase decision. Hence staging.

  • http://us.lge.com/products/model/detail/home20appliances_laundry_washerdryer20combos_WM3677HW.jhtml F B

    My frustration is finding the correct one to buy, but being environmentally concious. i would hate to spend the money on an appliance that someone will just replace within a year. that being said, I also want to make sure that the unit sells for the highest amount possible. How does everyone feel about all-in-one units? my current unit does not allow for venting, so i’m stuck with either an all-in-one, just providing a washer, or makeshifting some sort of condensation on a stackable unit. Thoughts?

  • http://us.lge.com/products/model/detail/home20appliances_laundry_washerdryer20combos_WM3677HW.jhtml F B

    My frustration is finding the correct one to buy, but being environmentally concious. i would hate to spend the money on an appliance that someone will just replace within a year. that being said, I also want to make sure that the unit sells for the highest amount possible. How does everyone feel about all-in-one units? my current unit does not allow for venting, so i’m stuck with either an all-in-one, just providing a washer, or makeshifting some sort of condensation on a stackable unit. Thoughts?

  • F B

    this is the product i’m thinking of purchasing
    http://us.lge.com/products/model/detail/home%20appliances_laundry_washer|dryer%20combos_WM3677HW.jhtml

  • F B

    this is the product i’m thinking of purchasing
    http://us.lge.com/products/model/detail/home%20appliances_laundry_washer|dryer%20combos_WM3677HW.jhtml

  • brian

    Those are common in Europe and known for their immense suckitude. The only person I know Stateside with one absolutely hates it. But hey, that’s only a secondhand opinion.

  • brian

    Those are common in Europe and known for their immense suckitude. The only person I know Stateside with one absolutely hates it. But hey, that’s only a secondhand opinion.

  • Kristin

    Hook-ups would be fine. But I’m annoyed by how many places install those itsy, bitsy stackables and leave room for nothing else. My apartment has full-size stackables in a closet, which work wonderfully. A full-size set (or hook-ups) must be available in any place I buy.

  • Kristin

    Hook-ups would be fine. But I’m annoyed by how many places install those itsy, bitsy stackables and leave room for nothing else. My apartment has full-size stackables in a closet, which work wonderfully. A full-size set (or hook-ups) must be available in any place I buy.

  • aly

    Must have W/D or at least the hook-ups. When I think of the dorms and how when you are late other people take your laundry out and place is loosely over the washer.. I don’t like other people touching my clothes, I don’t like picking up stuff from the floor, I don’t even want to think what kinda gross stuff was washed just before my load! gross… I’d never go back to that!

  • aly

    Must have W/D or at least the hook-ups. When I think of the dorms and how when you are late other people take your laundry out and place is loosely over the washer.. I don’t like other people touching my clothes, I don’t like picking up stuff from the floor, I don’t even want to think what kinda gross stuff was washed just before my load! gross… I’d never go back to that!