You are ready to sell your home, but there are a number of outdated aspects to your house. You have wallpaper in the bathrooms and my favorite…brass colored runway lights over the bathroom sink (You know the ones that I am talking about!) Should you spend the money and effort to upgrade or sell as is? After all, it is easy enough for the buyer to do those things. My professional advice is to spend the money and time to upgrade. I’m not talking about spending millions to renovate your home. I’m talking about strategically updating your home. Will you recoup the money that you spend when you sell? What you will do, is to place your house in a much more competitive position in comparison to others on the market. You can definitely decrease the days on the market if you update and price correctly. If you are considering selling, ask a real estate agent for their professional opinion on what needs to be done in your house to prepare it for selling. And if you are in the Fayetteville, NC area, sign up at www.debbiewaitleyrealtor.com to look at pictures of available homes and see how your home compares.