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10:02 AM, Jan 28, 2014   |    comments
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DENVER - If Realtor Wade Perry has said it once, he has said it a thousand times, "The way you live in a home and the way you sell a home are two completely different things."

Perry says decorating is one of the most crucial parts of selling your home. He has this advice for potential sellers:

1. DECLUTTER - If you are not going to be moving it to your next property OR if you do not foresee needing to use an item between now and when you move, then you should either give it away, sell it away or throw it away. The quickest way to make a space appear larger is to remove items from the space.

2. PAINT - This is one of the least expensive, quickest and highest impact steps you can take. When it comes to trim, ale your time and spend extra time prepping the area before you begin painting.

3. STAGE - If you do not have fun furniture, drapes, etc, then seriously consider hiring a stager who can bring those items in. You want the potential buyers to want to stay in the property longer. Many owners will not take this step so it gives you a better opportunity to stand out against your competition.

4. LIGHTING - Make sure all your bulbs work. Play with different wattages in different locations to make sure each area looks its best. P.S. - make sure your lights (all of them) are turned on before each showing.

Perry say these are all low cost items, which can go a long way to moving your property to the top of the list in a buyers mind.

He recently took 9NEWS business reporter Gregg Moss on a tour of a home for sale at 1460 Dexter St. in the Mayfair neighborhood of Denver. Perry says while this home is small, it's the perfect example of how decorating the right way can make all the difference.

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