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Hello Mr. Heisler,

How  is your summer starting off?

I have question for you as realtor. If you change the kitchen cabinet hardware (the cabinet pulls/knobs) to more of a modern look, does that help sell the house? Mind that the wood in my kitchen is in very good condition, I guess you could say the wood does look at little 70's, but IMO wood is wood, it doesn't have a real decade.

Regards and Thank You so Much,

Dan Ibeling

Hi Dan-

Kitchens are about look and feel and materials.  Most buyers can see the difference, even if they can't tell why they like it.

I could write a very long post here about kitchens, but here are some key takeaways instead.

-Wood is NOT wood.  How it is cut, stained, how much of it is real vs. laminate are all big considerations, as is wood type.
-Changing hardware works if the net effect works.  Otherwise it doesn't really.
-Paint, fixtures, countertops and backsplash all need to work together.

I can't really answer your question without a "before" and "after".  But based on your comments, if your kitchen looks like it came from the 70's, than I expect changing hardware won't help very much.  It will help, but it's not the difference between selling and not selling.  

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I can answer questions about buying or selling your home, and questions about the market in Massachusetts, with detailed answers if you ask about my specific area in Mass, Metrowest. I can help with Investment property and the basics of financing. How to construct deals and how to find bargains and how to protect capital. Land, home sales, rehabs, fix and flips, income property are places where I could be able to assist you. I can also answer basic questions about foreclosure, short-sales, 1031 exchanges, and basic questions about how the economy and credit markets are functioning and how that affects you.


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