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12 Decorating Tips That Help You Sell Your Home Fast

Make your home universally appealing to get it sold more quickly.


Update outdated light fixtures

“Updating a light fixture doesn’t have to be a fortune,” says McGillivray. “Pot lights can be expensive, but switching out a light fixture and maintaining the current placement is best.” If your main lighting in the room comes from a single bulb, replace it with a chandelier, using the same wiring so you don’t have to bring in an electrician, he says. Having those eight or so bulbs instead of one will make a huge impact. Plus, don't miss these simple upgrades that make your home look expensive.


Finish any projects

The last thing you want buyers to think about is all the work they’ll have to put into a home if they move in. If there’s a hook falling off the wall or a cabinet hinge that won’t shut right, now is the time to repair it. “Anything the potential buyer comes and says, ‘I’ll have to fix that when I move in,’ go ahead and take care of that so it’s not something they’ll have to think about,” says Bonucchi. Check out these cheap and easy ways to fix your home's wear and tear.

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Originally Published in Reader's Digest