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Don't Forget the Details
When buyers are looking at a home, they are looking at the details. Do light fixtures work, appliances, doors. Are the windows clean? Paying attention to fixing these little details shows the buyer the home has been cared for and loved. This attention to detail can increase the home's value. Here is some advice on how to repair a light fixture in your home.
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Don't Decorate with Your Political Affiliations, Degrees, Family Portraits, or Bear Rugs
It is recommended to remove all of the items listed above. While you want the home to be inviting and have personality, it is necessary to pare back personal items. Personal affections can influence the buyer away from a home due to a difference in beliefs and preferences. "I had a client who refused to remove a bear-skin rug from the wall above the fireplace," Hoylo said. "Within the first week, we received two rounds of feedback about the bear on the wall. After the second feedback, the sellers took the bear mount down — but by the then, they may have missed the highest bidder." Check out our 14 best practices for DIY home staging.
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Don't Add Urinals
Bathroom updates typically get a return on investment for the home seller. One rule of thumb to avoid is putting a urinal in a bathroom update. The urinal actually decreases home values. Instead, opt for any of these 16 cheap bathroom updates with wow factor.