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Three easy ways to update your home before selling

Update your home before selling

After deciding to put your home on the market, you may be wondering what improvements will help make your home stand out in a crowded real estate market. FrontDoor.com has come up with a list of updates you may want to implement before selling your home.

First, painting your home is an inexpensive update that will make a great difference when selling. When painting the inside of your home, stay away from stark white and veer towards warm, neutral colors. If your home is smaller, using the same color across multiple rooms may open it up a bit. If you already have a spacious home, varying the colors from room to room can be chic.

To brighten areas of your home where natural light isn't available, update your lighting fixtures in the main areas of the home including bathrooms, hallways and the kitchen. Invest in brushed nickel or stainless steel lighting fixtures, which buyers prefer.

Last, consider the first impression your home gives off to potential buyers. Be sure to trim tree branches and outlining shrubbery to give your home an instant boost in curb appeal. You may consider painting your front door so it stands out, or updating the door's knocker and fixtures. If you'd rather keep the exterior updates minimal, consider swapping out the address numerals.

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