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Old 03-10-2018, 12:59 PM
 
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Should I spend $2500 for all new stainless appliances? I am thinking I would get this back and more when selling this year. Thoughts from sellers and realtors? Also have Corian countertops that need minor repair, a slice mark I think can be repaired. Cabinets in nice shape
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Old 03-10-2018, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Madison, AL
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I would go ahead and do it because in the grand scheme of things, $2500 isn't a ton of money and I can't tell you how many buyers complain about old/mismatched appliances. I always point out that it doesn't cost a ton to get new ones, but most people these days want everything done for them. I don't believe in remodeling or doing major $$$ items and expecting to recoup money, but the appliances are definitely worth it, IMO.
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Old 03-10-2018, 01:06 PM
 
Location: 49th parallel
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Depends what your appliances look like now. Are they just "not stainless" but otherwise ok? Not sure you could get top quality for $2,500 for all four.
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Old 03-10-2018, 01:21 PM
 
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Depends what your appliances look like now. Are they just "not stainless" but otherwise ok? Not sure you could get top quality for $2,500 for all four.
no, they arent ok, the are all pretty old, and the new appliances are kenmore, not the best but average i would say
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Old 03-10-2018, 01:28 PM
 
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Should I spend $2500 for all new stainless appliances? I am thinking I would get this back and more when selling this year. Thoughts from sellers and realtors? Also have Corian countertops that need minor repair, a slice mark I think can be repaired. Cabinets in nice shape
I doubt appliances will bring you a $2.5 or $3k higher price on your home. It will make it easier to sell the home,
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Old 03-10-2018, 01:41 PM
 
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You also play the speculation game that potential buyers Want stainless. I hate it and would negotiate the price to reflect needing to get something more suitable to my wants. In that repect, so long as what you have functions and isn't falling apart you will walk away with more money just letting the next owners put in what they want.

At least by my perspective....
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Old 03-10-2018, 03:23 PM
 
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Stainless steel looks so much better.
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Old 03-10-2018, 03:43 PM
 
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In my experience not that many people object to stainless steel.

I spent $4,500 on new SS appliances for the house we sold last year. It made such a big difference in how the kitchen looked that I had a strong urge to move back there. My appliances at home are crappy, white and 25 years old.
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Old 03-10-2018, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Honolulu
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There's a ton of missing information such as your local market conditions, how fast you want to sell, general condition of the house, etc. but generally speaking I would get the new appliances. You may or may not recoup the cost but I think it would help you sell faster.
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Old 03-10-2018, 04:18 PM
 
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I don't think it's a good idea. I'd rather buy your home with old appliances in need of replacement as we would not be happy with cheap ones. And I'd hate to have to throw out new, but sub par ones. And selling them is a pain. But that's just me.
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