Designed to Sell Top 35 Selling Secrets
Three teams from the hit show Designed to Sell have put their heads together and come up with their top 35 ideas for bringing in top dollar from a house sale.
Hide CaptionShow CaptionSparkling granite counters mean that the homebuyer will feel comfortable doing food prep from the first day.
Updating the most important surface in your kitchen is a must. "If you want to sell your house, you can not have grungy old kitchen countertops. (Buyers) want to move into the kitchen and chop food on the countertops. If your countertops are not food-chopping ready, you need to change them," warns designer Lisa LaPorta. "If you don't have a big budget, check with local sources to see if you can find granite remnants. Also, a lot of places sell pre-fabricated countertops, and you can get them for as little as about $150 for an eight-foot piece."