Realtors sometimes receive calls from people who are asking for advice on
what they should do to prepare their house in town for the market. They
may have settled for living in a "less than optimal" circumstance for
years, and are now going to spend money to make it nice for someone else to
If you are considering painting, updating the kitchen, landscaping, or any other
improvements that would increase your home's re-sale value, think about making
those improvements while you are still there to enjoy them. Create your own
dream kitchen or Jacuzzi, your garden deck, or restore your wood floors now.
Maintaining your property well will make your home more enjoyable, will help
maintain the property values in your neighborhood, and will expedite the sale of
your home when you are ready for a move.