Keep this in mind: Potential buyers might forgive a less-than- stellar child’s room, but a questionable bathroom or kitchen could cost you a possible sale. Another thing to consider when you’re selling your home is whether you should replace the appliances in your home with brand new ones. If you’re not sure, consider this information to make an informed decision. Should you buy new appliances? It depends on your situation. No doubt, new appliances make an impact with buyers. The National Association of REALTORS® did a survey of buyers in the market over the past several years and found: • Buyers were somewhat or very concerned with buying a home that featured new appliances. • Roughly 17% of the respondents preferred stainless steel. • The most important factor: appliances were available. • Most buyers who were unable to get their sought-after appliances said they would’ve been willing to pay, on average, nearly $2,000 more for them. Potential buyers want appliances included and will pay more for them, especially if they are new, or at least in excellent, condition. If you can afford it, new appliances might be the feature that sets your house apart from the home for sale across the street. If new appliances are out of your reach, offer buyers your immaculately clean, fully functioning existing ones.
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