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Fix-Ups that Pay Off

More Bang Less Buck

Many home sellers ask what they can do to make their home sell faster and at the best price. Here are six tips from the pros -     (amounts shown are estimates only)

1. Smart Staging - Rearrange furniture, bring in new accessories and furnishings to enhance rooms and incorporate artwork. Get rid of, or store outdted and mismatched items. Remember, less is more.

Getting Ready to Sell Your Home


2. Cleaning and Decluttering - Remove all personal items, unclutter countertops, organize closets and shelves and make the home sparkling clean.

Cost $0-290     Return $1990

3. Landscaping Enhancements - Punch up the curb appeal in the front and back yard too. Add bark mulch, bushes and flowers and ensure current plants and grass are well-cared for, trimmed and manicured.

Cost $540          Return $1932

4. Brightening - Clean all windows inside and out, replace or just remove old curtains, update light fixtures and remove anything that blocks the light from the windows.

Cost $375           Return $1550

5. Repair Electrical or Plumbing - Fix leaks under the sinks, remove any mildew stains and make sure all plumbing is in good condition. Fix any lights or outlets that don’t work and replace old plug points with new safety fixtures in

Cost $535            Return $1505

6. Replacing or Shampooing Carpets - Professionally clean carpets, replace or repair worn areas and repair any floor creaks. The flooring needs to be clean and inviting.

Cost $647           Return $1739

Excerpted from HomeGain’s 2011

   KatieDunahoo, 858-775-1239

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