This is what buyers love and will appreciate (and it will pay off).
I would not invest into anything else expensive at this point.
I would also have your realtor stage the house (at least the kitchen and the baths).
You can also stage it yourself (with new white towels in the baths, new soap, a candle), bright kitchen towel in the kitchen, some red, orange, yellow and green details (cookie bowls) to make the house look "happy".
Each dollar spent will return at least threefold. Promise.
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Beachfront Realty, Inc.
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I find that most buyers would prefer to pick out their own window coverings. Light curtains for security, privacy may be the better choice.
I'd go with blinds over curtains, as they're more neutral.
I would say yes, go ahead and replace those with nice new window coverings. It will add to the appeal when the house is shown.
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I would usually say blinds because they don't have a personality compared to curtains, and curtains tend to run "subjective," and I would say that some window cover is better than open windows unless the home has a wickedly beautiful view -- then open windows is good.
I suggest hiring a stager or designer - they really work cheaply - and have them advise you on what the best solution is for your particular home.
All the best,
Allison James Estates and Homes
As the others have pointed out, bare windows a very big negative.
The people who will pay you the most money for your house, will not buy a house that they cannot move into without first doing something to the house. If there are no window coverings, the buyer has to get some, and install them before the buyer can move into the house.
Without window coverings you will miss the segment of the market that will pay you the most money for your house.
You should have some window coverings.
Whether those window coverings are blinds or curtains does not seem to make a great amount of difference, as long as they can be closed for privacy.
I recommend that you go with the window coverings that you prefer, as long as they can be closed for privacy.
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