How much to fix my house?

The White House renovation
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Many people have asked me recently how much money they should spend on fixing up their house to sell in the current market. My answer is always the same no matter what the market. 
 
Get a qualified real estate professional to come and look at your property. That person will be able to show you other houses, which are comparable to yours both in size and condition, in your area. In your discussions with the real estate pro you may indeed decide that you need to remodel the kitchen, or possibly just some cosmetic fixes (painting, window coverings, or just de-cluttering) are all that you need to maximize your bottom line when selling your property. 
 
It is best to look at all angles of the financial investment of remodeling say a kitchen or bathroom that may not significantly increase your bottom line. Once again consult a real estate professional before making a move.
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