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2 Main Things To Upgrade in Your Home

The market has shifted, and staging has become even more important.

Properties are no longer selling as quickly as they had over the past two years. Due to this slight slowdown, I often get asked, “Should I stage my home?” The answer is, "Yes, you should do things now to get your home in the best condition possible by spending money smartly and your time wisely."

The market’s not what it was a few months ago when people were buying regardless of what the property looked like. Homes that are in move-in condition can still get multiple offers. Paint and flooring are always the first two things you should revamp. Neutralize colors to something that would appeal to the vast majority of buyers and still avoid white as it is very sterile and buyers today generally don't find it appealing. Flooring should be consistent and also neutral. You may want to consider an LVP (luxury vinyl plank) or neutral carpet. Anything after those two should be discussed with your trusted real estate professional as you can spend more on additional upgrades than you can get out of them in the sale.

We are happy to provide information to contractors we trust in order to help you through this process. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to me by phone or email. I look forward to hearing from you.