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Fix Up Your Kitchen to Attract Buyers to Your Home

When selling your home, making improvements can drastically increase its appeal to potential buyers, and the kitchen is a focal point.

To keep your kitchen renovations from getting out of hand, look at the surrounding areas - what are other sellers in your neighborhood doing to their kitchens? By doing research on other homes for sale, you'll be able to compare your kitchen to theirs and determine if they are of equal quality.

Of course, it's possible to spruce things up without spending a fortune - sometimes just adding a fresh coat of paint in a cheerful color will help add eye appeal to your kitchen for potential buyers to see.

Researching other area home listings will help guide you in your journey to updating your kitchen and selling your home.

To see more about this topic, visit realtytimes.com.

Jeff Mateja is the CEO/REALTOR at Universal Properties at Keller Williams Realty in Portland, Maine, and founder of ILovePortlandMaine.com, a blog about everything Portland, Maine, and beyond. Jeff also offers two premier home search tools for Buyers via FindPortlandHomesNow.com and FindMaineHomesNow.com. If you would like further information on any blog topics, please e-mail Jeff Mateja.

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Comment balloon 2 commentsJeff Mateja • January 30 2012 04:00PM
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