Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA (Winston Realty, Inc.)

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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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I think it would be painting.... but select the right colors.... the eye buys.

Sep 23, 2015 12:59 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Unclutter, clean up followed by painting....

Sep 23, 2015 12:32 AM
Rainmaker
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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

The one that catches the buyers eye and is willing to pay to get it.

Otherwise Paint!

Sep 23, 2015 12:04 AM
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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
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I always tell my clients paint is cheap.  Just do it.  

Sep 22, 2015 11:28 PM
Rainmaker
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Besides getting creepy Uncle Eunice to go someplace else. paint is by far the highest ROI with the exception of clean, clean and clean.

Sep 22, 2015 11:06 PM
Rainmaker
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Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
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1. Cleaning products and dumpsters to get rid of clutter make a lived in home look like a house someone would buy.

2. Paint can take a worn out tired building and make it look brand new.

Sep 22, 2015 10:46 PM
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Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA
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I agree with paint.

Sep 22, 2015 10:45 PM
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Jeanne Feenick
NextHome Premier - Basking Ridge, NJ
Basking Ridge, Warren, Bridgewater Market Expert

Least expensive - biggest impact...paint!

Sep 22, 2015 10:22 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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Winston Heverly I would agree with a fresh coat of paint.

Sep 22, 2015 10:20 PM
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Generally, ripping up carpet and refinishing hardwood underneath, followed by painting.

Sep 22, 2015 10:16 PM
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Sara Wagner
The Woodland Companies - Adams, WI
Stevens Point Rentals

Paint and clean.

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Bob Crane
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Cleaning

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Andrew Perry
Hound Dog Home Inspection LLC - Portsmouth, NH
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Paint...  followed by landscaping - Flowers IMHO  woof

Sep 24, 2015 01:45 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
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Decorating with plants.

Sep 23, 2015 01:02 PM
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Winston Heverly
Winston Realty, Inc. - Atlantis, FL
GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA

Thanks again for you loyal participants. I do agree painting is one of the least expensive, along with cleaning and decluttering. One other thing I think is easy, cheap and does lend itself for curb side improvement are flowers and mulch. $100-$200 goes a long way.

Sep 23, 2015 12:13 PM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I also say painting. And as Barbara mentions, colors , quality of paint and painter make a huge difference.

Sep 23, 2015 08:25 AM
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David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

Edit, clean, lighting, paint would be my order. Even if the lighting is just clean the fixtures and brighter bulbs.

Sep 23, 2015 05:18 AM
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Stefan Winter
Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger - Las Vegas, NV
Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech

I'd say clean and new paint. Carpet can be pretty inexpensive but I would not advise someone to add that.

Sep 23, 2015 02:18 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

A paint job is like a good cleaning and both bring HOME the bacon!

Sep 23, 2015 02:11 AM
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Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
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Cheapest, because it is free, is de-clutter. I always tell my clients to make their home look like an Ikea (insert favorite retailer) showroom. Only have what is necessary, nothing more.

Same for the closets, no matter how large, get the out-of-season clothes out of there. 

Storage boxes are cheap, and you are going to use them to move when I get the home sold! Start packing the stuff away, take it to a friends, and lets get the "marketing" right on the first day of the listing!

The larger the home, closets, garage, looks for the money, the more money you may make Mr or Ms Home Seller! 

Sep 23, 2015 01:32 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Fresh paint is one of the smartest and least expensive improvements.

Sep 23, 2015 01:23 AM
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Andrzej Niemyjski
Realty One Group - Sun City West, AZ

cleanup and unclutter is the biggest home improvement seller can make

 

Sep 23, 2015 12:53 AM
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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
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Paint, but not all white. 

Sep 23, 2015 12:52 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

In my area it is finishing the 2nd bath

Sep 23, 2015 12:01 AM
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

Paint does woners ...that can mean not just to exterior and interior walls...but can bring cabinetry to life with new  hardware as well !

Sep 22, 2015 10:16 PM