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Saturday, January 25, 2020   /   by Kerry McCarl

Thinking of Selling?? How to Determine What Needs to be Done Prior to Putting Up the FOR SALE SIGN

Say you’re a homeowner wanting to sell your two-level, detached home. You sit down and make a list of things that need to get done to make your property as attractive as possible to buyers.

You consider the backyard. “Hmm,” you think. “Doesn’t our deck need a new finish and our flower beds need new edging stones?”

Then you think about the living room. “The carpeting is old. We really should replace it.”

Next, you step into the kitchen and think, “Our kitchen cabinets look worn. We should get a contractor to quote on replacing them. Maybe we should install a brand new shiny sink and faucet too. That should increase the resale value of our home, shouldn’t it?”

Before you know it, you have a long list of updates, repairs and renovations that you think should be done before listing and you haven’t even reached the second floor!

It’s easy to get carried away with a list of repairs and upgrades that ; ...

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