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Jun 29, 2013 10:07AM
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I am going to give you The!! biggest tip you will ever need to know regarding water shut of valves and how to stop leaks.

 

Open the valve all of the way and then BACK IT OFF 1/4 to 1/2 turn. The slight closure will make no difference to the flow but will make a huge difference to the wear pattern that is set up. Now many years later when you turn the valve, the leak will not be at the full open position and chances are very good that it will either not leak or by opening it full, the leak will stop. It's that easy.

Jun 29, 2013 7:57AM
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Funny as the big selling points are the ones I don't want and would want ripped out or replaced, double sink in bathroom-why so now I have double the leaks and expense, granite countertops-no, I don't want a rock for a countertop, maybe was OK for the flintstones but give me formica, kitchen island, what is this thing in the way for, when I could put any small table or island I wanted there or anywhere else.
Jun 29, 2013 7:15AM
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Some "stagers" have good ideas, some do not, big on giving orders but zero on help. Some of their ideas just plain nuts, like turn around the chairs by the fireplace (since when will people sit looking at a wall?) and open the drapes (yea right on a 100 degree days with the AC running lets let the sun pound full blast). Take up the scatter rugs that protect your floors, show off the nice floor but then the Buyers complain when the floor gets scratched, or you'll pay the price to shampoo rugs when no one wipes their feet.... As far as colors, white is right, light clean neutral, scrub scrub lots of soap and water clean. Just like your kitchen counter tops, no matter what you have a buyer will try to get a lower price becuase they want something else (but 99% will never change them). Tough to find a mid point between d-clutter and making it still look like a home (and be able to function there). We followed some of their advice, place looks like h____, and no 70+ year old me can't sit on the floor if we take out the sofa, beware that they don't usually know the difference between house and home.....
Jun 29, 2013 6:55AM
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It doesn't matter what you do as a seller,  you will get screwed over.

Jun 29, 2013 6:40AM
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We just bought our home last month. The house was on the market for five months which is rare in this city. The Sellers did not do any yard work or clean the inside the used bedrooms for other uses so it did not look that presentable well now we have cleared the yard and painted house looks so different. The would have gotten more money if they tried a little more.
Jun 29, 2013 6:25AM
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Find a surplus or habitat for humanity and replace most of those things. If your not good at it get all of the things you need and call a handyman to do it all in a day or two to save on labor cost. 

If your going to move you didn't decide in a week. you know what you are planning to do. make steps to get it done and it will be over in no time.
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