Selling Your Home: What Not to Do

Simple tips to get the maximum value when putting your house on the market.
2:33 | 07/22/14

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And next here tonight some real answers for selling your home tonight how to make your house appealing in this hot market and ABC's Rebecca Jarvis also shows you. -- not to do. An Eagles and dragons and in the living -- -- life -- -- is the Oscar didn't voted yes definitely. Welcome to the million dollar mansion that might just be one of America's most un sellable houses -- really an agent Malcolm Roberts has been trying to sell this -- left side of Chicago for more than two years. And he's still looking for that elusive buyer and. Could unite around. Unlike the other houses in the neighborhood this one has a custom drawbridge. Sky -- chimney its -- tower. And a massive pool the flings -- elements. But when he comes to resale value this castle is under siege its -- I over 200000. Dollars how difficult is it to sell a capital. Like that's -- very typical. From this colorful home in Georgia this is unique Indiana mansion. Over two million existing homes are on the market right now the highest level in almost two years so if you're looking to sell your own castle shark -- Barbara -- grant says keep these cardinal rules of renovation. In mind that you've got to keep things simple when you sell your house white it's better than orange painted Eagles. In Flanders ceiling. Think of those Eagles as taking your money away. -- -- custom paint jobs and ornate -- Back castle we found his family crest with the letters V edged into the wall so many names start of the -- -- and -- the problem with anything unique in the home and you're looking for -- -- fire. To spend 3000 dollars on new carpets agents say that buyers actually prefer unfinished floors. And invest in that first impression of the curb appeal by painting the front door a bright hued and make it pop and skip. The fancy man cave the -- room for the man in the house that nobody will ever pay for again. To your house look like this now. So for the rest of us you don't have to spend a fortune to make your home look great just a fresh coat of paint and -- -- on. Upping that curb appeal can increase a home's value by as much as 17%. That is the difference between selling your home for 300000. Dollars. Or Diane selling it for as much as 350000. Dollars just with those simple text and nobody who votes --

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