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Pre-listing Fixes That Can Pay Off

Pre-listing Fixes That Can Pay Off

Anything that isn’t broken is costly to replace, and isn’t overtly visible, such as a new
central air conditioning system, won’t impress buyers as much as improvements
they can see, such as new doors for the kitchen cabinets or customizable closet

 Fix anything that an inspection would turn up.
 Floor refinishing has a 147% cost recovery.
 A kitchen remodel has only a 67% cost recovery.
 If you have pets, consider a deep cleaning—strong odors are likely to turn off
prospective buyers.
 Curb appeal helps a house stand out. If the front lawn is in really bad shape
consider re-sodding or putting in a desert landscape with rocks.
 Fix any leaky faucets.
 Replace non-working appliances
 Don’t repaint the garage floor or wallpaper the inside of closets—focus on
what can be seen.

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About Emilie

A transplant from the Pacific Northwest, Emilie has first-hand knowledge of the ins-and-outs of first-time home ownership and remodeling. She has become involved in the local art community and all the diversity Southern California has to offer and more recently has expanded her knowledge to include New Mexico.

Emilie’s passion to be involved in her community led her to become a licensed Realtor and Broker.  She continues to educate herself on different aspects of real estate to support clients with a variety of needs.  She is certified as a Military Relocation Professional (MRP) to work with U.S. Service families and veterans to find affordable housing solutions.

Having worked for both a small boutique firm and a company with a global presence, in 2023 she formed Emilie Broughton Real Estate to work with buyers, sellers, landlords, and tenants in California and New Mexico.

Splitting her time between the Land of Enchantment and the Golden State, Emilie focuses on Los Angeles County and the Greater Albuquerque metro area, helping her clients achieve their real estate goals in both Mountain and Pacific Time Zones.

Emilie represented her region as a California Real Estate State Director for three years.  She has served as President of the Pasadena Foothills Association of Realtors and is a multi-year recipient of the Five-Star Real Estate Professionals Award for the outstanding service she provides to her clients.

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