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Low Cost Ways to Fix Your Home for Sale

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Real Estate Corner…

Q. We’ve purchased a new house, and are selling our existing home. We don’t have a lot of money to fix up our existing home before selling it. Do you have any inexpensive suggestions?


A: The typical realtor response is, “floors and paint” but there are several other low cost things that you can do.




  •  Deep-clean the house and “make it sparkle


  •  If your master bedroom looks drab, add new linens, pillows, and shams to spice up the bedroom and add a little color.


  • Buy a bright colored shower curtain and rug to perk up a dull bathroom.


  • Re-grout if your bathroom grout is chipped or discolored.


  • Eliminate clutter. Remove photos, knickknacks, refrigerator magnets and other personal items.


  • Organize your cabinets and closets.


  • Clear off kitchen and bathroom counter tops. Put away appliances.


  • Arrange your furniture so it focuses on your home’s strongest feature (it may be a view, a garden, flowers, or a painting).


  • Remove excess furniture.


  • Create a “model home” look, clean, attractive with well-place items.


  • Dress up your rooms with attractive area rugs and framed prints.


  •  Install new light fixtures if they’re damaged or unappealing.


  • Paint your walls in neutral tones. Paint the front door if needed.


  • Trim bushes and make sure the outside landscaping is neat and clean.


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