Real Estate

Here Are 7 Ways People Destroy the Value of Their Homes in Less Than a Year


Josh Dotoli founded Dotoli Group in 2013, and the Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based real estate firm now consistently ranks among the top 1% for sales production nationwide. With over 100 transactions per year and $200 million in closed sales in 2022 alone, it is the No. 1 brokerage in Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade.

While Dotoli urges his clients to add as much value as possible to the properties he sells in the crucial year before listing, he’s seen plenty of them do things that have precisely the opposite effect.

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“While most homeowners aim to increase the value of their homes, there are several actions that can have a detrimental effect, causing your home’s value to decline in less than one year,” said Dotoli. “Here are some ways to

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