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Tracy Santrock

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Triangle Realtor, Preston Associate (10 years experience)

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Buyer's Agent,
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what's the value of adding central air?

Answer

In this area, and as mentioned above, if the home is not heated and cooled then technically the square footage is not counted.   So, I would say heating and cooling are critical in the successful sale of a home.

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Should I put hardwood or tile in a kitchen?

Answer

I would say it all depends- in North Carolina, where I live, most buyers like to see hardwood floors throughout.  However, I'm originally from Texas and in that area tile, tumbled stone, travertine are quite common.  

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Should I put hardwood or tile in a kitchen?

Answer

I would say it all depends- in North Carolina, where I live, most buyers like to see hardwood floors throughout.  However, I'm originally from Texas and in that area tile, tumbled stone, travertine are quite common.  

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Painting closets

Response

Ron, I personally think that closets should be neutral and that the owners should paint them if they are going to put their home on the market.  Personally, I believe in the mid-range of homes that the rooms should be neutralized/de-personalized all together.  In todays times clients are not looking for builder beige but warmer tones that are inviting.

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Master Bath remodel

Response

Jacuzzi tubs are often an inspection issue in the homes I've sold.  If you prefer an oversized garden tub that should be sufficient.

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Replacing kitchen countertop?

Answer

It depends on what you are replacing the countertops with?  The prices vary for laminate vs. corion vs. granite. 

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Carpet or Laminate Wood flooring?

Answer

It depends on the price point of the home.  In a $200k home in NC I'd say go for it.  In the more expensive homes buyers won't go for the Engineered wood.

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Converting un-used living room into a game room?

Answer

It would all depend on the location and if you have a family room already.  The #1 no, no would be to convert your garage to a gameroom. This always causes problems for resale..

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how can I put my house on dueling digs?

Answer

http://www.zillow.com/home-improvement-dueling-digs/This is a great feature on zillow.  Hopefully the Zillow folks will answer.

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