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Should I Update My House Before I Sell It?

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If you're trying to decide if you should make updates or renovations before you sell your house, your agent is your expert guide. They know what's worth it in your market and how much it could impact your sale price. The graph below shows remodeling paybacks for some common projects:

Remodeling Payback Home Projects

If the market is flooded with houses for sale, updates may be necessary to make your house stand out -- but that's not always the case. The added expense (and the time it takes to do the work) may not be worth it in today's sellers' market. 

Keep in mind, in October 2021 homes received an average of 3.6 offers and 82% of homes were on the market for less than a month. 

Connect with Wanda so you have expert advice on which updates are important for today's market. You may be able to skip the renovation headaches all together. 

Rather than remodeling, try following the checklist below as you get ready to sell your house. You might be amazed with the results! 

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For more selling tips, check out Wanda Mooney's Winter 2022 Seller's Guide or check out Wanda's staging tips here!


Source: Remodeling 2021 Cost vs. Value Report, NAR

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