It comes down to whether the pool and deck are in good shape or not. You can always have your agent include in "agent remarks" that you will take it down if the buyer requests its removal.
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From my experince bringing in clients to a home showing, their first look is at the kitchen. Their first comment is about the appliances. If they are not impressed, the showing stops there and the client is disappointed. Depending on the home value, new appliances do not have to cost alot of money unless your buyers are expecting top line appliances. I would replace appliances with new modern stainless steel that are affordable and not expensive. You don't need to get the fancy french door refrigerator, just a newer model, stove can be a much simpler and less feature rich model. The clients that walk through will ooh and ahh and will definitely place your home at the top of their list. At the end of the day you won't need to concede money at closing.... more