Make Your Home Look Like A Model

• First Impressions Are Lasting The front door greets the prospective buyer. Make sure it is fresh, clean, and scrubbed looking. Keep lawn trimmed and edged, and the yard free of refuse. • Make Rooms Look Big Remove as much furniture as possible. The less furniture in a room makes the room look bigger. Let people have space to walk around. Put away things on counter tops so counter tops will look bigger. • Decorate For a Quick Sale Faded walls and worn woodwork reduce appeal. Investment in new kitchen wallpaper, or a few cans of paint and a little putty will brighten up its interior. A quick sale at a high price will result. • Let The Sun Shine In Open up draperies and curtains and let the prospect see how cheerful your home can be. • Fix The Faucet! Dripping water discolors sinks and suggests faulty plumbing. • Repairs Can Make A Big Difference Loose knobs, sticking and squeaking doors and windows, warped cabinet drawers, and other minor flaws detract from home value. Have them fixed. Many buyers believe there will be ten problems they haven’t noticed for every one they do see. You don’t want them to leave the house wondering what other deferred maintenance items will come up after they move in. • Safety First Keep STAIRWAYS CLEAR. Avoid cluttered appearances and possible injuries. • Bathrooms Help Sell Homes Check and repair caulking in bathtubs and showers. Make the room sparkle. • Harmonize The Elements FM radio or stereo on softly, TV OFF. All lights on, day or night. Drapes open in the daytime, closed at night. Make sure house temperature is at a comfortable level. If you have candles they add a nice smell and create a homey feeling. You can also bake a loaf of bread.

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