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When it comes to first impressions, a little cleaning, organizing, and home preparation can pay off big. Maximize your investment by knowing what improvements buyers value most.

Top 10 Selling Tips.

Wondering which home improvements will help you sell your home fast? Our list of "Top Ten" home improvements will help you make the right choices to sell your home quicker. View the Tips

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Repaint Rooms. Paint with a buyer's sensibilities in mind. Use neutral colors throughout your home to lend continuity from room to room. Paint with light colors to make living areas appear roomier and darker colors for a cozier feel. Next tip

Repaint Rooms

2

Wash and Paint the Exterior. Repainting your exterior increases curb appeal. Spruce it up with a thorough power washing. If your house's exterior paint has faded, a new coat will add value and attract more house hunters. Next tip

Wash and Paint the Exterior

3

Shine with New Lighting. Bring out the best features of your house with a new lighting layout. A brighter room will appear more spacious and inviting to potential buyers. Accentuate your house's distinctive elements with track lighting, table and floor lamps, or wall and ceiling fixtures. Next tip

Shine with New Lighting

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Organize and De-Personalize. Cleanliness leads to closing. Clear your house of clutter with new storage or shelving. At the same time, help buyers envision the house as their own by removing personal items like knick-knacks and photographs. Next tip

Organize and De-Personalize

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Repair or Replace Window Screens. Fixing sagging, dirty or ripped screens is one of the easiest and most inexpensive home improvements for home sellers. Take an afternoon and rejuvenate your windows and doors with just a few simple tools. Next tip

Repair or Replace Window Screens

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Patch Drywall Dings and Dents Imperfections like drywall divots suggest larger problems with the integrity of your house. Patching dings and dents is crucial to a fast sell, especially if you plan on painting. Make your walls flawless before showing the house. Next tip

Patch Drywall Dings and Dents

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Unstick Stubborn Doors. Sticking doors are bothersome, and even more so to prospective buyers touring your home for the first time. With some sanding and varnish, you can quickly eliminate this common irritation. Next tip

Unstick Stubborn Doors

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Repair Tile Grout. Make your bath and kitchen look brand new by ridding these rooms of shabby and damaged grout. Repairing grout could take some time, depending on the magnitude of the project. But the striking results will be well worth the time spent. Next tip

Repair Tile Grout

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Upgrade Kitchen and Bath Faucets. Replace faucets to give your kitchen or bathroom a quick facelift. A new faucet can set a more contemporary aesthetic and pique interest from home buyers. If your current faucets are leaking or worn, a new faucet is an absolute necessity. Next tip

Upgrade Kitchen and Bath Faucets

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Clean Your Gutters. Clogged gutters could make a great house look neglected. Clean your gutters twice a year. While cleaning, look for trouble areas that need repair like holes and leaking joints. As a convenient perk for the buyer, install gutter screens. Next tip

Clean Your Gutters
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