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Tips That Will Help Sell Your Home FAST!

Throughout the house:

1. Open the draperies, pull up the shades, and let the sunlight in.

2. Create a positive mood. Turn on all lights, day or night, and install higher wattage light bulbs to show your home brightly

3. Remove clutter from each room to visually make them look bigger

4. If you have a fireplace, highlight it in your decorating

5. Keep your home dusted and vacuumed at all times

6. Replace the carpet if it does not clean up well.

7. Have a family “game plan” to get the home in order quickly if necessary.

8. Air out your home for one half-hour before showings, if possible.

9. Lightly spray the house with “Febreeze” 30 minutes prior to buyers arrival, so it has a chance to diffuse before they arrive.

10. Put family photos in storage.

11. Improve traffic flow through every room by removing unnecessary furniture

12. Create the feeling of a spacious entry area by using decorative accents and removing unnecessary furniture

13. Putty over and paint any nail holes or other mishaps in the walls

14. Paint all interior walls a neutral color to brighten the home and make it look bigger.

15. Repair or replace any loose or damaged wallpaper

16. Clean all light bulbs and light fixtures to brighten the home

17. Wash all windows inside and out

18. Use plants in traditional areas of your house

19. Make the most of your attic’s potential

20. Remove and/or hide excess extension cords and exposed wires

21. Open doors to areas you want potential buyers to see such as walk-in closets, pantries, attics etc.

22. Remove all smoke and pet odors

23. Repair or replace all banisters and handrails.

In the Kitchen

24. Microwave a small dish of vanilla twenty minutes before a showing and then hide the dish

25. Highlight an eat in area in your kitchen with a table set for dinner

26. The kitchen and bathrooms should always be spotlessly clean

27. Expand your counter space by removing small appliances In the Bedrooms

28. Create a master suite effect in your decorating

29. Depersonalize the bedrooms and decorate in a neutral scheme

30. Make sure the beds are made and linens are clean

31. Organize your closets, remove unnecessary items and put them in storage

In the Bathroom

32. Do not leave towels around and wipe down the sinks and shower area after each use

33. Re-caulk the tub if the caulk is not sparkling white

34. Repair or replace broken tiles in shower/tub

35. Put out fresh towels and decorative soaps


37. Keep the yard mowed and raked at all times

38. Use flowering plant to dress up the yard, walkway, and patio

39. Remove all toys, bicycles, tools, unsightly patio furniture, and trash from the yard

40. Porches, steps, verandas balconies etc. should be kept uncluttered, swept and in good condition.

41. Paint all entrance doors

42. Make sure the garage door opens easily and fix if necessary.

43. Clean and shine all hardware and accessories indoors and out (door knobs, knockers, lamps, mailbox etc.)

44. Trees and shrubs should be trimmed and pruned

45. Use a new doormat

46. Be sure the front doorbell is in good working order

47. Be sure the front door and screen works perfectly.