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Don't Make Things Personal

While family photos, personal achievements and souvenirs displayed around the house might have made the space feel like home for you, this is one of the quickest ways to alienate buyers says designer, Home Made Simple star and Yelp home editor Lauren Makk. "Remember that you're not just selling a house, you're selling a dream," she says. By packing up your precious memories and mementos, you give someone else the chance to envision their future in your home.