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5 aesthetic issues that turn off buyers

Fixing these before listing property can reduce days on market, boost price

Are you thinking of selling your house this year? You'd obviously like to get top dollar for it, but it may be looking a little tired and worn, and maybe you don't have a lot money to sink into renovations before the "For Sale" sign goes up. Luckily, there are a lot of do-it-yourself projects you can tackle that will make a big difference in how quickly your house sells, and how much you can sell it for. Or maybe you're the buyer, and you're on the prowl for a bargain. We'll look at those same items from a potential buyer's perspective, and see if I can't convince you not to walk away from a home with some great potential just because of some minor issues! Overgrown landscaping As the seller: Come on, get out the pruners and the rake! This is one of the easiest things in the world to take care of, because it typically doesn't cost you anything other than time and a little sweat. And the first impression of that curb appeal can often make or break a sale. As the buy...