Joseph Talbot, Real Estate Broker - HOME IMPROVEMENTS THAT IMPROVE VALUES

• Add new paint for its cosmetic value, which will also help the sale price in the end. • If anything in the room needs to be repaired, do it now, so you won’t have to stage around it and can incorporate it into the staging. • Do a thorough cleaning of the living room, even in spots the buyer won’t see, such as under the couch and among the cobwebs in the corners of the ceiling. • Remove furniture pieces that do not blend in with or complement the rest of the room, such as a chair that does not match your furniture set. • Never mix themes! If you’re leaning towards modern or Victorian, for example, don’t try to create a decor theme out of both; stick with one. Place fresh flowers around the room, but not too many. This will help brighten and freshen the living room up.

PAINTING AND DECOR

When selecting a living room paint colour in preparation for a sale, choose a solid, light colour that helps the room look more open. For decor, select and place pieces that will open up the room and add bits of style that match the room’s overall theme. Of course, beautiful paintings in a classical mode are also a nice touch.

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