Moving on to Mexico

A couple gets help selling so they can plant new roots south of the border.

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Hide CaptionShow CaptionThis couple is finally fulfilling their dreams and moving to Mexico but first they need a little help selling their home.
Valinda and Gino Cochella are about to fulfill a lifetime dream of moving to Mexico and opening a yoga retreat, but before they can truly relax, they have to sell their house. For the last three years, they've been fixing up their home, but it still leaves a bit to be desired. Enter the Designed to Sell team and their $2,000 budget.

Real estate expert Donna Freeman starts her assessment with the exterior, which she says looks like, "a botanical garden gone bad." Once inside, she approves of the updated kitchen, but says that the dining area could use a little work. She also thinks that buyers will love the den, once they can uncover the fireplace.

Design diva Lisa LaPorta lays out a plan to stretch out that budget and breathe new life into this home. Her focus will be on the curb appeal, dining room and living room.

Step 1: Reel 'em in. Create a fabulous first impression so house hunters will want to go inside.

Step 2: Spell it out. Define each room and focal points so buyers can see what they're paying for.

Step 3: Cater to the crowd. Pack the home with widespread appeal so it will be a people pleaser.

Carpenters Brooks Utley and Adam Hughes start the day by clearing the way to higher offers.

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