The Real Cost of Selling Your Home

By Carla Fried - 2013-06-12T20:51:17Z

Photograph by Jessie Roth

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Out of Mind

What stays in your home needs to be organized and neat. “No wire hangers in the closet, and everything hanging by type and ordered by ROYGBIV,” says Marro. If you’ve got toys, shoes and a DVD collection spewing forth all over the place, get thee to a Container Store. Nearly 100 percent of real estate agents surveyed by HomeGain last year recommended basic decluttering and organizing, at an average cost of $400.