Reining It In to Relocate

See how a real estate pro and a home stager rein in one family's house so they can sell it and relocate.

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Hide CaptionShow CaptionFrom the neon yellow in the entryway to the bright red in the master bathroom, they have definitely left their mark on this home.
Dawn and Darrell Bernard are planning to relocate and are desperate to downshift from stressful city living to life in the slow lane, but they need some major help first.

Their house has been on the market for five months, and one of the reasons may be the bold colors with which they have chosen to decorate. This neon living room, accented by white leather sofas, tells buyers to shield their eyes and their wallets instead of inviting them inside for a sale. What's more, the best feature — the fireplace — is being hidden by two chairs turned away from it. The art and accent pieces could also use some updating, and the bookshelves need to be decluttered.

Top realtor Pat GorDon combines her expertise with host and home stager Sabrina Soto to get this place sold. They do that by establishing a new pricing strategy as well as creating some curb appeal and neutralizing some of that color.

For specific product information, click on the After photos of the room.