Chips and other wear on this vase caused the ownerto lose over $45,000
Another item - a beautiful antique vase from China had some chipping and some other forms of wear. The appraisal in current condition was $5,000 - $8,000. Had it not had the wear and tear - $50,000-80,000. That's a huge difference in price!
So - what parts of your home (or the listing that you're marketing) need some restoration? What can you do to give your home greater value - so that you don't miss out on additional profits? What small investment could you make so that you can preserve equity?
It's food for thought.