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Part 4 of 5

Baseboards!

Now you probably have heard advice on painting your interior walls before you sell. At least if you have been paying attention you have. Lol. Well I am telling you not just from experience showing people homes for sale, but from someone who has done renovations on my own home. New baseboards change the look of your interior big time. You have heard me say GAME READY a few times. Picture walking in to a home say 20 or 30 years old, and as soon as you walk in its clean, newly painted and has updated baseboards. What does that say about the home on first impression? Wow. And a lot of people may not realize how easy and inexpensive it is to re do baseboards and door trim. You can replace all the baseboards in the average 2000 square foot home for less than $600.00. All you need is a can of paint, a brad nail gun (which you can rent for less than $20) a tube of silicon and a compressor. You can either use a mitre saw (which I recommend over the $20 angle glide available) that’s it. Youtube a video and expect to make a few minor errors on your first few cuts, but it is very straight forward. I am not a handy person buy any means, at least I wasn’t at the time and I figured it out right away and picked it up easily. If you don’t feel comfortable doing it yourself call a few contractors or speak to someone at your local hardware store for installation pricing. You will find it’s not only affordable, but the results are amazing. Now if you can’t afford to replace baseboards in the home, or do not have the time to do so, then remember to clean and paint them at the least, while you are painting the other rooms of the home. Baseboards are always forgotten when re painting and again the results the fresh look makes is going to look great and increase the appearance on the inside to that potential buyer.