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When it comes to interior design, the value is in the details.

If you’re thinking about listing your home for sale in the next few months - or just think it could use a bit of a design revamp in time for spring - then consider choosing a few of these low cost, simple upgrades to help your home feel refreshed without a big price tag.

Apply a fresh coat of paint.

Just as power-washing the driveway and recoating outdoor furniture can revive their appearance and make them feel new again, a fresh coat of paint can do wonders for changing the look of a room. Whether you want to add a trendy pop of color to an accent wall, tray ceiling or powder room, or finally get around to repainting a room from bright blue to something more neutral, a day spent with a paint brush can change the whole personality of a room.

Home buyers can be a fickle bunch, but if sellers play their cards right, they can position their home for more showings with just a few simple steps. There are as many ways to turn off a buyer to your home as there are buyers looking in the market, but here are the top 7 things you should be wary of from the start.

1. Being dishonest about the condition of the home or misrepresenting it.

There’s no hiding the truth, and when buyers show up at your home expecting to see the same things they saw in the pictures online only to find out the pictures are from five years ago, they will not be happy. Nor will their agent.

Be honest in all disclosures as well as pictures so that buyers have a true view of the condition of your home. No Photoshopping, cropping or placing a picture from another house that’s not even yours.

Thinking that it’s time to sell your house or condo in favor of trying something new?

Before you list your home on the Multiple Listing Service to be judged by hundreds of buyers, here are some quick and easy tips to make the process as pain-free as possible.

1. Get ready for some paperwork.

Go ahead and get the most tedious part out of the way - the paperwork. Both buyers and your REALTOR are going to ask a lot of questions, so have everything you need to answer them ready to go. This includes taxes, utility bills, renovation details, permits, mortgage details, warranties, lot survey and any HOA documents.