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15 simple tips to increase your home's value for $5K or less

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15 simple tips to increase your home's value for $5K or less

Investing $5,000 can do wonders to the perceived value and look of your property. Staging and decoration are truly some of the most powerful tools to increase the sale value of your home.

Simply hire a professional home staging consultant for an initial consultation and for a few hundred dollars they will explain how to present your home in the most favorable manner. She can also give you very specific recommendations on paint colour, furniture and accessories and she may advise on what items should stay in your home or be stored somewhere else during the sale process.

Lastly, a stager may provide (at an additional cost) some additional pieces of furniture and d├ęcor products to make your home look fabulous. Here we show the top 15 most common suggestions to increase your home appeal, given by professional stagers and real estate agents.

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