Don't cheap out. I just showed an exceptional house that has been on the market for 100 days. After 60 days on the market and feedback that said that the blue carpet in the entry was a turnoff, the motivated sellers replaced the carpet with a new wood floor. It is a million dollar listing, so that is appropriate. Floors sell houses. After 75 days on the market, the sellers decided to paint the home's trim. Another good move--but it would have paid off big time if these two improvements had been made at the get-go. A woman doesn't put her make up on and change into her best outfit half way through the job interview. Pull out all the stops before you go on the market. Today's buyers want the wow! factor. Projects and repairs really hurt a sale.
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