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Does seller really have to remodle?

I have heard this from seller s for years..."So and so said I have to spend X number of dollars to get this price.

I wonder if it is worth it


Yes, to get the top price you sometimes need to spend some money.

But, if you are talking full remodel job forget it.


Besides not getting you investment back the only one benefiting from the remodel is the agent getting more commission.

There are things to be done that are regular maintenance.

The there are things that cost money to make look better but may not really be needed.


Think twice before you commit  to a large project!



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Comment balloon 3 commentsWilliam Feela • February 12 2018 01:37AM


Hi William- if someone is going to remodel, it certainly is better if they do it so they have time to enjoy it while living in the home!  Otherwise, best to some more cost effective updates. 

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) about 1 year ago

Good point and so true.  Not all improvments are going to be on the plus dollar side

Posted by Vern Eaton, Realtor 651-674-7449 about 1 year ago

Few sellers realize how much goes into a total remodel and that for a lot of projects you will not get the full amount of money back.

Posted by JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate (Coldwell Banker) about 1 year ago