It’s not really necessary to spend a fortune preparing your home for sale. Cost-effective improvements won’t take away too much from your sales proceeds and may pay you back in either a quick sale or a higher price. A coat of fresh pain is the least expensive improvement you can make to a home.

A neutral decor — off-white walls and beige carpet — may seem boring, but it’s a good choice from a resale standpoint.

Real Estate Tip by Inman News Service published in the Houston Chronicle, summarized