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1709 Mann Drive

Springfield, MO 65757

August 14, 2018

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Dear «Title» «LastName»:

We value your business at Baker Home Store and want you to know how much we appreciate
your trust in us for your home improvement needs. Hopefully, you will count on our expertise
and products for future projects.

As a homeowner, you are likely to find occasion to improve your house. Perhaps you have even
given thought to selling it and relocating. Regardless of the reason, spiffing up a house requires a
bit of planning and prioritizing. To that end, we are enclosing a summary of home fix-up ideas to
ready a house for selling or just for the most enjoyment possible. We hope you find it useful and
that you remember to visit us often.

And as always, please remember that we are only a phone call away. We look forward to seeing
you soon!

Sincerely,

Brett Samms
General Manager, Baker Home Store
HOME IMPROVEMENT TIPS
Baker Home Store

Thinking of selling your home? Or just want a complete update? Either way, a few basic tips will have
you well on your way to the perfection you desire. The truth is that getting the best price possible for
your house requires more than simply putting it on the market. The way it looks from the curb, the way
it is organized inside, and the image it exudes are all extremely important factors. And wouldn’t it just
be nice to know that your home was in the best shape possible and could be shown or sold almost at a
moment’s notice? Follow these tips and have it showplace ready in no time.

Spend Under $100


Seek professional advice:
Invite a realtor or interior designer in to check out your home. Often, a realtor will visit as a courtesy,
but you will most likely pay a fee for the same service from an interior professional. Even so, at an
hourly fee of approximately $100, a designer can give a lot of tips on such simple items as paint color or
furniture placement in only one hour. A realtor can help you focus on needed improvements and
updating that can go a long way toward spiffing up your home.

Inspect it
When you put your house on the market, it will undergo minute inspection by most potential buyers.
Such items as a deteriorating roof, termite infestation, uneven foundation, or outdate electrical systems
will certainly detract and lower the price. Before that happens, consider hiring an inspector to check the
areas of your home that you don’t normally see. Hidden problems that can be corrected ahead of time
will give peace of mind when potential buyers tour.

Paint
Perhaps nothing can change the perceived quality of a home quicker than painting. It is one of the
easiest and most cost effective improvements related to overall appeal. When selecting colors,
remember that neutrals appeal to the greatest number of people. At around $25/gallon, you’ll have
plenty of money left to buy other home improvement items. So buy a few gallons and get busy!

Cut energy costs


What you pay the utility company each month may seem like a fixed amount to you, but there are most
likely multiple ways to cut that cost and maximize the energy efficiency of your home. In fact, many local
utility companies provide free energy audits that can give options for improvement. An energy-efficient
home is more valuable and is much more marketable in the long run.

Return on investment estimates for household energy efficiency improvements


Estimated
Kwh Cost per Annual Cost per
Modification ROI cost
savings kwh savings unit
increase
High
efficiency 400% 400 $0.08 $35 $8 $ 8.24
showerhead
Fireplace
91% 400 $0.10 $32 $35 $ 36.05
pillow stops
Attic
69% 5.6 $0.08 $45 $0.65 $ 0.67
insulation
Wrap water
48% 60 $0.15 $4.80 $10 $ 10.30
pipes
Duct sealing 27% 1.2 $0.08 $96 $3.50 $ 3.61
Floor
14% 1.7 $0.08 $14 $1 $ 1.03
insulation
Total $ 226.80
Table 1: Return on investment for energy improvements

Spend $100-$200
Plant a tree
If you plan to sell your home in the future, but aren’t particularly interested in doing so for a few years,
consider putting together a landscaping plan that will mature over time. You will definitely want to plan
shade trees, as mature trees make your home much more desirable and can actually cut cooling costs by
as much as 40%. Mature landscaping is also good for the environment, providing habitat for wildlife.
And of course, the increased curb appeal of your home can’t hurt.

Landscaping
For a short term fix-up, low-maintenance landscaping can do the trick. Shrubs, colorful plants, and
overall landscape design is a good idea for increasing house appeal. Of course, be sure the plants you
choose are native to your region and are easy to care for. Plants that require less water and
maintenance will mean more savings to you.

Air quality
Think outside the box on this one. Older carpets can be hiding contaminants and allergens, as can older
curtains and rugs. First hire a professional company to test the indoor air quality. If carpets and other
items need replacing, choose environmentally friendly natural products like tile or laminate. Hard
surface floors are much easier to clean and also don’t hold odors.

Home Improvement Tips


Under $100 $100-$200 $200-$400 >$400
Seek professional advice Plant a tree Lawn cleanup Bathroom update
Inspect it Landscaping Housecleaning Kitchen update
Paint Water filtration Visual Sq. Ft. Replace carpet
Cut energy costs Air quality Energy improvement Update maintenance
1709 Mann Drive
Springfield, MO 65757

August 14, 2018

Mr. Daniel Habersham

1099 Hwy. 31 S.

Springfield, MO 65757

Dear Mr. Habersham:

We value your business at Baker Home Store and want you to know how much we appreciate
your trust in us for your home improvement needs. Hopefully, you will count on our expertise
and products for future projects.

As a homeowner, you are likely to find occasion to improve your house. Perhaps you have even
given thought to selling it and relocating. Regardless of the reason, spiffing up a house requires a
bit of planning and prioritizing. To that end, we are enclosing a summary of home fix-up ideas to
ready a house for selling or just for the most enjoyment possible. We hope you find it useful and
that you remember to visit us often.

And as always, please remember that we are only a phone call away. We look forward to seeing
you soon!

Sincerely,

Brett Samms
General Manager, Baker Home Store
HOME IMPROVEMENT TIPS
Baker Home Store

Thinking of selling your home? Or just want a complete update? Either way, a few basic tips will have
you well on your way to the perfection you desire. The truth is that getting the best price possible for
your house requires more than simply putting it on the market. The way it looks from the curb, the way
it is organized inside, and the image it exudes are all extremely important factors. And wouldn’t it just
be nice to know that your home was in the best shape possible and could be shown or sold almost at a
moment’s notice? Follow these tips and have it showplace ready in no time.

Spend Under $100


Seek professional advice:
Invite a realtor or interior designer in to check out your home. Often, a realtor will visit as a courtesy,
but you will most likely pay a fee for the same service from an interior professional. Even so, at an
hourly fee of approximately $100, a designer can give a lot of tips on such simple items as paint color or
furniture placement in only one hour. A realtor can help you focus on needed improvements and
updating that can go a long way toward spiffing up your home.

Inspect it
When you put your house on the market, it will undergo minute inspection by most potential buyers.
Such items as a deteriorating roof, termite infestation, uneven foundation, or outdate electrical systems
will certainly detract and lower the price. Before that happens, consider hiring an inspector to check the
areas of your home that you don’t normally see. Hidden problems that can be corrected ahead of time
will give peace of mind when potential buyers tour.

Paint
Perhaps nothing can change the perceived quality of a home quicker than painting. It is one of the
easiest and most cost effective improvements related to overall appeal. When selecting colors,
remember that neutrals appeal to the greatest number of people. At around $25/gallon, you’ll have
plenty of money left to buy other home improvement items. So buy a few gallons and get busy!

Cut energy costs


What you pay the utility company each month may seem like a fixed amount to you, but there are most
likely multiple ways to cut that cost and maximize the energy efficiency of your home. In fact, many local
utility companies provide free energy audits that can give options for improvement. An energy-efficient
home is more valuable and is much more marketable in the long run.

Return on investment estimates for household energy efficiency improvements


Estimated
Kwh Cost per Annual Cost per
Modification ROI cost
savings kwh savings unit
increase
High
efficiency 400% 400 $0.08 $35 $8 $ 8.24
showerhead
Fireplace
91% 400 $0.10 $32 $35 $ 36.05
pillow stops
Attic
69% 5.6 $0.08 $45 $0.65 $ 0.67
insulation
Wrap water
48% 60 $0.15 $4.80 $10 $ 10.30
pipes
Duct sealing 27% 1.2 $0.08 $96 $3.50 $ 3.61
Floor
14% 1.7 $0.08 $14 $1 $ 1.03
insulation
Total $ 226.80
Table 1: Return on investment for energy improvements

Spend $100-$200
Plant a tree
If you plan to sell your home in the future, but aren’t particularly interested in doing so for a few years,
consider putting together a landscaping plan that will mature over time. You will definitely want to plan
shade trees, as mature trees make your home much more desirable and can actually cut cooling costs by
as much as 40%. Mature landscaping is also good for the environment, providing habitat for wildlife.
And of course, the increased curb appeal of your home can’t hurt.

Landscaping
For a short term fix-up, low-maintenance landscaping can do the trick. Shrubs, colorful plants, and
overall landscape design is a good idea for increasing house appeal. Of course, be sure the plants you
choose are native to your region and are easy to care for. Plants that require less water and
maintenance will mean more savings to you.

Air quality
Think outside the box on this one. Older carpets can be hiding contaminants and allergens, as can older
curtains and rugs. First hire a professional company to test the indoor air quality. If carpets and other
items need replacing, choose environmentally friendly natural products like tile or laminate. Hard
surface floors are much easier to clean and also don’t hold odors.

Home Improvement Tips


Under $100 $100-$200 $200-$400 >$400
Seek professional advice Plant a tree Lawn cleanup Bathroom update
Inspect it Landscaping Housecleaning Kitchen update
Paint Water filtration Visual Sq. Ft. Replace carpet
Cut energy costs Air quality Energy improvement Update maintenance
1709 Mann Drive
Springfield, MO 65757

August 14, 2018

Ms. Mary Slater

1234 River Edge Lane

Springfield, MO 65757

Dear Ms. Slater:

We value your business at Baker Home Store and want you to know how much we appreciate
your trust in us for your home improvement needs. Hopefully, you will count on our expertise
and products for future projects.

As a homeowner, you are likely to find occasion to improve your house. Perhaps you have even
given thought to selling it and relocating. Regardless of the reason, spiffing up a house requires a
bit of planning and prioritizing. To that end, we are enclosing a summary of home fix-up ideas to
ready a house for selling or just for the most enjoyment possible. We hope you find it useful and
that you remember to visit us often.

And as always, please remember that we are only a phone call away. We look forward to seeing
you soon!

Sincerely,

Brett Samms
General Manager, Baker Home Store
HOME IMPROVEMENT TIPS
Baker Home Store

Thinking of selling your home? Or just want a complete update? Either way, a few basic tips will have
you well on your way to the perfection you desire. The truth is that getting the best price possible for
your house requires more than simply putting it on the market. The way it looks from the curb, the way
it is organized inside, and the image it exudes are all extremely important factors. And wouldn’t it just
be nice to know that your home was in the best shape possible and could be shown or sold almost at a
moment’s notice? Follow these tips and have it showplace ready in no time.

Spend Under $100


Seek professional advice:
Invite a realtor or interior designer in to check out your home. Often, a realtor will visit as a courtesy,
but you will most likely pay a fee for the same service from an interior professional. Even so, at an
hourly fee of approximately $100, a designer can give a lot of tips on such simple items as paint color or
furniture placement in only one hour. A realtor can help you focus on needed improvements and
updating that can go a long way toward spiffing up your home.

Inspect it
When you put your house on the market, it will undergo minute inspection by most potential buyers.
Such items as a deteriorating roof, termite infestation, uneven foundation, or outdate electrical systems
will certainly detract and lower the price. Before that happens, consider hiring an inspector to check the
areas of your home that you don’t normally see. Hidden problems that can be corrected ahead of time
will give peace of mind when potential buyers tour.

Paint
Perhaps nothing can change the perceived quality of a home quicker than painting. It is one of the
easiest and most cost effective improvements related to overall appeal. When selecting colors,
remember that neutrals appeal to the greatest number of people. At around $25/gallon, you’ll have
plenty of money left to buy other home improvement items. So buy a few gallons and get busy!

Cut energy costs


What you pay the utility company each month may seem like a fixed amount to you, but there are most
likely multiple ways to cut that cost and maximize the energy efficiency of your home. In fact, many local
utility companies provide free energy audits that can give options for improvement. An energy-efficient
home is more valuable and is much more marketable in the long run.

Return on investment estimates for household energy efficiency improvements


Estimated
Kwh Cost per Annual Cost per
Modification ROI cost
savings kwh savings unit
increase
High
efficiency 400% 400 $0.08 $35 $8 $ 8.24
showerhead
Fireplace
91% 400 $0.10 $32 $35 $ 36.05
pillow stops
Attic
69% 5.6 $0.08 $45 $0.65 $ 0.67
insulation
Wrap water
48% 60 $0.15 $4.80 $10 $ 10.30
pipes
Duct sealing 27% 1.2 $0.08 $96 $3.50 $ 3.61
Floor
14% 1.7 $0.08 $14 $1 $ 1.03
insulation
Total $ 226.80
Table 1: Return on investment for energy improvements

Spend $100-$200
Plant a tree
If you plan to sell your home in the future, but aren’t particularly interested in doing so for a few years,
consider putting together a landscaping plan that will mature over time. You will definitely want to plan
shade trees, as mature trees make your home much more desirable and can actually cut cooling costs by
as much as 40%. Mature landscaping is also good for the environment, providing habitat for wildlife.
And of course, the increased curb appeal of your home can’t hurt.

Landscaping
For a short term fix-up, low-maintenance landscaping can do the trick. Shrubs, colorful plants, and
overall landscape design is a good idea for increasing house appeal. Of course, be sure the plants you
choose are native to your region and are easy to care for. Plants that require less water and
maintenance will mean more savings to you.

Air quality
Think outside the box on this one. Older carpets can be hiding contaminants and allergens, as can older
curtains and rugs. First hire a professional company to test the indoor air quality. If carpets and other
items need replacing, choose environmentally friendly natural products like tile or laminate. Hard
surface floors are much easier to clean and also don’t hold odors.

Home Improvement Tips


Under $100 $100-$200 $200-$400 >$400
Seek professional advice Plant a tree Lawn cleanup Bathroom update
Inspect it Landscaping Housecleaning Kitchen update
Paint Water filtration Visual Sq. Ft. Replace carpet
Cut energy costs Air quality Energy improvement Update maintenance