What is the best improvement on a low budget to sell your home?

Asked by Cathi Kendrick, West Monroe, LA Sun Apr 14, 2013

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Leo B, Home Owner, Brookline, MA
Tue Apr 21, 2015
Here is the list of best remodel / renovation projects to do (graded on RIO scale) before selling a home http://www.remodelingcalculator.org/best-renovations-get-bef…
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whiskeyjenki…, , Silver Spring, MD
Thu Jun 5, 2014
Painting the house isn't very expensive and can do a lot of good in trying to sell! That could go for both the inside and outside. I personally think a new paint on the inside would be better though.

Will Jenkins | http://ccspainting.com
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naominay, Home Buyer, West Monroe, LA
Thu May 29, 2014
upgrade the bathroom, kitchen, and floors, remove all wallpaper.
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April Jiang, Agent, West Monroe, LA
Mon Apr 15, 2013
The house in picture looks familiar...is it in Drew school district, hillside area? Here is my answer...

1. Put higher wattage bulbs in light sockets to make rooms seem brighter,
especially basements and other dark rooms. Replace any burnt-out bulbs.

2. Get rid of smells. Clean carpeting and drapes to eliminate cooking odors,
smoke, and pet smells. Open the windows.

3. Make minor repairs that can create a bad impression. Small problems, such as
sticky doors, torn screens, cracked caulking, or a dripping faucet, may seem
trivial, but they’ll give buyers the impression that the house isn’t well

4. Tidy your yard. Cut the grass, rake the leaves, trim the bushes, and edge the
walks. Put a pot or two of bright flowers near the entryway.

5. Patch holes in your driveway and reapply sealant, if applicable.

6. Clean your gutters.

7. Polish your front doorknob and door numbers.
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Allison Fish…, Agent, Ann Arbor, MI
Sun Apr 14, 2013
I agree with Allan that painting rooms neutral colors can be a very inexpensive improvement that changes the perception of your home immensely. More major upgrades include updating or adding to the bathrooms and kitchen or anything that adds more utility or square footage!

Thank you,

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Jenny Thomps…, Agent, West Monroe, LA
Sun Apr 14, 2013
I agree with Allan, fresh neutral colors and new hardware will add instant appeal. Plus removing clutter will make small spaces appear larger.
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Patti Richar…, Agent, West Monroe, LA
Sun Apr 14, 2013
Small investments in kitchen and bath, (people really scrutinize these rooms), give more return and neutral colors are almost always preferred to bright or harsh ones. Neatness and nice smells go a long way, too.
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allan erps,A…, Agent, Pearl River, NY
Sun Apr 14, 2013
Changing hardware on kitchen cabinets, decluttering your home, painting rooms to neutral colors or accent walls, are a few to think about.
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