Remodeling helps homes sellFor homeowners looking to sell, the fact that buyers are willing to remodel in the future doesn't mean you can leave your house in fixer-upper condition. Most builders say the market is looking for houses in great condition. "In many instances, buyers have many homes to choose from," says Dave Spetrino. "They're naturally going to gravitate toward homes that need less work or have the move-right-in feeling. Updating your home before you list it for sale will definitely increase the number of prospects." The consensus is that people are looking to have a home that they'll stay in for quite some time. Bob Peterson, the NAHB Remodelers Chair, says that he's heard less about resale among homeowners in the last six months than at any other time during his career. "People are staying home," he says. "They want a place to make their own."