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Make-Up Cost

In order to maximize the selling price (as well as the commission, which is based on a certain percentage of the selling price), the agent would advise you to fix the visual defects before open house.  You need to be prepared to spend on:

  • Building inspection report to identify issues,
  • Plumbing to stop leaks,
  • Surfacing repairs, such as tiling or concrete paving,
  • Gardening,
  • Old stuff clearance,
  • Big item dumping,
  • Wall painting,
  • Carpet replacing,
  • Professional cleaning, both interior and exterior,
  • Interior design furniture rental, and
  • Miscellaneous tradesman and other charges.

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