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Crazy Home Seller Does Nutty Updates - FAIL!

Today, we wanted to share our list of upgrades that won't bring you any value or return on your investment.


When you prepare your home to sell it, there are certain upgrades you should actually avoid making:

1. Wallpaper: Buyers don't want to see wallpaper!


2. Lavish lighting: Chihuly fixtures look cool in the lobby of a Las Vegas resort, but not in a home. Buyers won't see the value, so keep light fixtures simple.

3. Carpet: If you're thinking of replacing it, go with laminate or engineered wood flooring.

4. Bold colors: Unless you're Austin Powers trying to defeat Dr. Evil, keep colors neutral and calm.

5. Overspending on landscaping: Here in Hawaii, less is best. Have clear sight lines of the home from the street to give great curb appeal. A functional sprinkler system will give you the best return. Think open green spaces, not a jungle landscape.

If you'd like to hear the final five things you should avoid in your home when preparing it for the market, give us a call to schedule a consultation. We'd love to share them with you!