Susan Ormont - RISK VERSUS REWARD: A SIMPLE GUIDE FOR INVESTING IN REAL ESTATE

buyers might forgive a less-than-stellar child’s room, but a questionable kitchen or bathroom could cost you a sale. Buyers are most turned off by dirty, grungy kitchens and bathrooms. Nobody wants to eat or shower in a place they feel is nasty or disgusting. Now, that doesn’t mean you can create stunning bathrooms and kitchens while leaving the rest of the home a mess and still expect to sell your house for top dollar. Just make sure you address your bathroom and kitchen first.

Some Cheap Kitchen and Bathroom Upgrades

• Buy a new toilet seat. • Refurbish worn-looking cabinets by painting them. • Replace an old, ugly bathroom sink with a new vanity or a pedestal sink. • Repair grout in tile backsplashes, floors, and tub surrounds.

Getting Furniture

Some flippers have a warehouse of furniture they use for staging, but filling that warehouse can take a lot of time, money, and energy. One alternative is renting furniture, which is something even staging experts sometimes do.

So, from where do you rent?

• Furniture rental companies. We don’t often hear about these types of companies unless we’re looking for them. These companies normally provide the furniture, the trucks, and the manpower to get it to its destination. The only downside is that they also normally require a three- month minimum rental period. Of course, if you happen

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