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Improvements That Boost a Home’s Resale Value

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If you’re thinking about selling your home, now may be the time.

The real-estate website Zillow reports that the pace of home sales is the fastest it’s been in more than two years. Inventory is low and prices are rising. Pandemic-weary city-dwellers seeking more space account for part of the surge in demand, real estate agents say. Historically low mortgage interest rates are probably another factor.

But even in this seller’s market, curb appeal is key. “You have seconds to get a buyer’s attention online,” says Susan Williams, a real estate agent with Coldwell Banker serving areas outside of Los Angeles. “Especially now, a buyer has to look at a home’s photo and be so seduced that they want to put on a mask and go look at it.”

So what changes should you

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