9. Be cautious about selecting colors when painting or replacing carpeting. Your objective here is to make your home appeal to the largest possible buying segment. Ask yourself "How many of the available buyers would be able to move into your house with their furniture and not have to replace the carpeting?" Position your home on the market to be as livable to as many people as possible.
10. Forget your personal taste ... the "market" is always demand driven! The average buyer will have a hard time looking beyond blue carpeting and bold wallpaper. Consider replacing unusual or bold colors with neutral tones. Two coats of white paint may be the best investment you ever made.