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5 Fixes to Make (or Not to Make) Before Listing Your Home

Updated: Mar 27


When it comes to listing your home, there's no single set of black-and-white rules that apply to every property and every seller. But check out these things to think about as you walk through your home with an agent or stager.


PAINT

Fix! There's no accounting for the massive upgrade a fresh coat of paint can bring.


MAJOR KITCHEN UPGRADES

Don't fix. Unless there are major structural issues, most new buyers would prefer to do something to their own taste.

MINOR KITCHEN ISSUES

Fix. Things like plumbing leaks should be fixed, and small updates like swapping out light fixtures can make a big difference.


ENERGY EFFICIENT WINDOW

Don't fix. While adding new windows can be a major selling point, it's also a project that can quickly snowball in time and cost.


FLOORS

Fix. From fixing scratched wood floors, to replacing cracked tile, to cleaning dirty carpet, a little money spent on sprucing up floors can be well worth the investment.



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