Eyes may be the window to the soul.

But, at least in the housing market — and specifically, when it comes to remodeled homes — it’s exactly backwards.

Namely, the condition of the home’s windows frequently tell you everything you need to know about the quality (or lack thereof) of the remodel.

Cutting Corners?

Show me a home that has high-quality replacement windows, and I’ll show you a home that’s been meticulously updated with fine finishes.

Conversely, when I see a remodeled home with cheap, new vinyl windows — or ancient windows artfully covered by fancy, new window treatments — it’s typically the case that the Seller cut other corners as well.

P.S.: As I like to tell clients, “there’s seldom just one cockroach.”

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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