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On May 25, 2011
Listed in Real Estate News

HGTV has created a powerful new era of home buyer. To meet their expectations, Staging your home before selling is a necessity. But, let’s keep it simple with some basic rules.
1) The adage, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” does not apply when selling your house. That Harvest Gold refrigerator will do nothing to help your house sell. I don’t care if it runs. Replace it for at least a dollar for dollar return on your investment!
2) Another common mistake: “It’s old, but there is nothing wrong with it”. See above. Yes, there is something wrong with it. It is old and detracts from the home. If you don’t replace/repair it, then the buyer will charge you for THEIR pain and suffering if they have to do it. You will ultimately lose money on your offer.
3) The way you LIVE in your home and the way you SELL your house are two different things. Put everything away that you can live without while selling. You need to start packing anyway!
These are just a few simple rules that are easy to remember.

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