Thanks for everyone's responses. We went with Absolute Black leathered granite countertops (a suggestion from my realtor who helped me buy the house) and it looks great with the sprayed white cabinets w/updated hardware. The whole kitchen looks really fresh. My other favorite additions are the new crown and side panels on the cabinets, a couple of new glass door cabinets, the under cabinet lighting, built in wine rack and custom chalk/message board to cover the side of the fridge. And since we're not selling for a couple of years, we get to enjoy our new kitchen ourselves in the meantime. The best part - doing the work ourselves saves us thousands of dollars!
Hi Patricia, The previous answers make some very good points. There is also some additional information (a video) on my website from Clark Howard in regards to For Sale By Owers. If you are considering doing a For Sale By Owner you might want to check the information on my website before you do. I see your zipcode is 30132, which is Dallas, Paulding county. I am very familiar with that area. It is where I do most of my business. My office is in Hiram, so if you decide you need and agent, I would be happy to help get your home sold.
Best of luck to you.
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