Designed to Sell Top 35 Selling Secrets

Three teams from the hit show Designed to Sell have put their heads together and come up with their top 35 ideas for bringing in top dollar from a house sale.

  • A clutterless living room tells the potential buyer that there's plenty of storage space in the home.
  • Clean thoroughly so the grout sparkles, and there will soon be dollar signs in your eyes.
  • Completing maintenance projects, such as replacing damaged hardwood, is cheaper than deducting the cost of necessary repairs from the asking price.
  • Neutral paint can mean bold green in the bank.
  • In addition to cleaning to neutralize odors, add aroma to the house with the comforting smell of baking cookies.
  • Color your house's curb appeal with spring flowers.
  • If you are selling in the winter, get a bit of curb appeal color by cleaning out the flower beds and covering them with mulch.
  • Accentuate the architectural significance of your home by working with rather than against the design.
  • Knocking on this front door will leave a solid impression on potential homebuyers.
  • A living room that just happens to be outside increases the value of your home.
  • A clean, organized and well-appointed entry can make a difference in how positively the homebuyer sees the rest of the house.
  • A beautiful, working fireplace will put the homeowner in a happy place when it comes to home value.
  • Moving the furniture away from the walls makes this living room larger than life.
  • Rich details, such as crown molding and chair railing, add unspoken value to a home.
  • A dining room appointed with a beautiful chandelier invites the homebuyer to imagine living in this home.
  • This homeowner has taken on more than she can handle when it comes to her tri-level home.
  • Too much clutter makes this bedroom stressful instead of restful.
  • This dramatic headboard makes it clear, the main attraction of the bedroom is the bed.
  • This bedroom's coordinating browns and pinks say luxury to the home buyer.
  • This organized and categorized closet shows off the large storage space.
  • An asking price, very close to the expected sales price, will keep this home from sitting on the market for too long.
  • Bathrooms are a good place for a DIY project using high-end materials to produce luxury for very little money.
  • Updating a bathroom doesn't have to mean tearing the fixtures out. Instead paint and hardware make the vanity up-to-date.
  • Refinishing the bath tub is an inexpensive way to ensure your sale is top dollar.
  • Having the tile professionally painted makes this room look brand new.
  • Remodeling this kitchen to include all the latest amenities means the homeowners will be more likely to get top dollar from the homebuyer.
  • A vibrant high-gloss coat of paint will help spark the interest of potential homebuyers.
  • Sparkling granite counters mean that the homebuyer will feel comfortable doing food prep from the first day.
  • New stainless steel appliances purchased by the homeowners will pay off in the size of the offers they receive from potential buyers.
  • Open spaces are fairly easy and safe to create by removing non-loadbearing walls.
  • This floor plan provides unity and togetherness that will excite potential homebuyers.
  • This stylish and orderly home office will produce more money for the homeowner than it would have in its previous incarnation as a junk room.
  • Now, a new arrangement opens up the floor.
  • Rooftop Patio After
  • Even small improvements to a home already in top-notch shape can make a difference.
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