Sean Masterson / For The Times
Tip no. 1: Get the right mindset. Once you list your home, detach yourself. Treat the house as a commodity, which means making changes that will broaden its appeal but that may erase some of your personal style. The Mocharski family, from left, Jim, Jennifer and Kathy, added many features to their San Diego home in order to increase its value, including an iron banister and modern kitchen appliances.
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