(February 19, 2016
How the home looks is a very close second to price. Making your home look the best it can will help you sell more quickly. I go into a lot of houses and people will say to me "well, we don’t really want to paint, we don’t want to do this, we don't want to do that" and they’ve been in the house for 20 years and they haven’t painted. Putting it on the market now without that paint job is not going to help sell your house. Just the same, putting it on the market with a carpet that’s all stained is not going to help either.You don’t need to go overboard Renovating your house! You simply need to make it look as good as possible with as little money as possible.Renovating the whole house to your tastes and style won't help if the buyer is just going to turn around and change the place to their liking. But if there are things that need to be done that fall under normal upkeep it’s probably a good idea to make some changes to those first.In the Grand Forks market, not everything in your house needs to be brand new, but anything to do with general maintenance of the property that's not been looked after will give a lot of people a second thought of "What else didn't they look after?"If your furnace needs to be replaced and it will cost 3-thousand-dollars it’s better to just pay that upfront to see a bigger return on your investment at the sale price.