Doors accumulate handprints and smudges quickly, particularly around handles and lock hardware. Clean or paint interior room and closet doors, and oil any squeaky hinges or sticky locks. Pay special attention to the main entrance, which makes a big first impression on potential buyers and guests. A fresh coat of paint in a bright, eye-grabbing color is an easy upgrade, as is installing a new handle and lock hardware. You can find matching sets in a variety or styles and finishes at Home Depot and other hardware stores for $75 to $150.
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