The longer I work in real estate the more convinced I am that staging, not always the house itself, sells a property. In fact, there is really no detail that is too small to address. When you ask yourself whether you should touch up that paint, clean out that last cabinet or change that light bulb, the answer should always be YES! It can mean thousands of dollars in the final price. What are the three most important things that you can do? 1. Repaint to a neutral color.