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A couple gets help preparing their house so they can move across the country.

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Hide CaptionShow CaptionThis family is planning to move across the country for a job opportunity but they need help getting their home ready to sell.
Sophia Grant, husband Dale Manuel and their family are relocating across the country for a new career opportunity. They think that they are ready to sell their home of six years, but a house call from real estate expert Donna Freeman tells them otherwise.

Freeman finds there is a lot of work to be done to make this bright and contemporary home market ready. The first thing she notices when she opens the door is the flooring. It is in awful shape and is certain to give potential buyers a bad first impression. She also finds the entryway and dining room are cramped, while the living room and kitchen look dated and worn.

Designer Lisa LaPorta agrees with Freeman and presents some design remedies to help sell this home.

Step 1: Replace all the flooring. The ceramic tile in the foyer and kitchen is cracked and chipped. New flooring is a big selling point.

Step 2: Spruce up the living and dining room. Update the old-fashioned window treatments, highlight the beautiful fireplace, and change the accent color to a neutral shade that will appeal potential buyers.

Step 3: A new coat of stain on the kitchen cabinets will give them a much-needed facelift. Kitchen clutter and personal effects need to be whittled down so the room will feel more spacious.

Carpenters Brooks Utley and Steve Hanneman roll up their sleeves and help get the team started.