Our team of experts helps one family sell off their city house and move into their new farmhouse.
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Cherie and Ray Fiedler have just purchased a turn-of-the century farmhouse and now need to sell their current city house to be able to move. The Designed to Sell team of experts signs on to help them expedite the process.
Real estate expert Kathy Quaid starts it off with her inspection of the Fiedlers' home. She loves the exterior house so much — specifically the bay window and well-manicured landscaping--it makes her want to go in to see more. Unfortunately, she is disappointed once inside. The first thing she sees is a railing pulling away from a wall and a broken doorbell in the entryway. Moving through the house, the main problem is with furniture that is too large for most of the rooms.
Next in line is designer Monica Pederson, who lays out a three-step plan for getting this house in shape.
Step 1: Get packin'. Back up the moving truck and get rid of unnecessary clutter.
Step 2: Take it down. Remove unattractive features that keep the asking price at rock bottom.
Step 3: Stretch it out. Show off the square footage of the home to expand value.
Carpenters Robert North and Jeff Alba are on board to help implement these changes. See the results below.
A couple wants out of the suburbs and back into the city, but they first have to sell their house.