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This blog will allow me to connect with buyers and sellers alike. As a seller your home will be featured on here and as a buyer you can preview all of my listings. I hope you find this useful, please contact me for all your real estate needs.
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The Bathrooms: Wise sellers take special pains when preparing their bathrooms for scrutiny by strangers. The bathroom is a room and a very personal one. Prospects will inspect yours carefully, so be sure it is immaculate. Cleanliness is the key! Make sure that all surfaces are spotless. •        ...
04/20/2007
The Stairways: Stairways should provide an attractive transition from one level of your home to another. •            69. Make certain the stairs are safe! Stair lighting should be more than adequate, stairs must be clutter free, stair railings tight and secure, and runners or carpeting tacked se...
04/20/2007
The Laundry Room: A separate laundry room is a true asset and is one of the most frequent requests that buyers make during a home search. Don't hide this treasure behind closed doors. Spruce up the room and open the door proudly for inspection. •            64. Add a fresh coat of paint or put up...
04/20/2007
The Kitchen: Pay particular attention to your kitchen. This room continues to be the "heart of the home". A pleasant, workable kitchen is near the top of most buyers' list of priorities and is a room that buyers always scrutinize closely. •            53. Avoid clutter! Clean counters of small ap...
04/20/2007
The Dining Room : Avoid going overboard. To be effective, any stage setting that you create should reflect the character of your entire home appropriately. •            51. Set the scene by setting the table with an attractive arrangement. Add fresh or silk flowers as a centerpiece. •            ...
04/20/2007
The Living Areas: Think of these areas as if they were furniture showrooms. Your job is to make each room generate a positive response. Add touches that make a room look truly inviting. •            46. Sweep and clean the fireplace. Place a few logs on the grate to create an attractive appearanc...
04/20/2007
The Front Entry: Whether a gracious proportioned center-hall or a small space just large enough for a coat rack and a tiny table, this part of your home deserves your particular attention. •            42. Study your entry hall and ask yourself what kind of impression it makes for your home. Drie...
04/20/2007
The Driveway 40. The driveway is no place for children's toys. Not only are such things dangerous, the clutter is unsightly. 41. The surface of your driveway should be beyond reproach; after all, it's one of the first things a buyer will see when he drives up. Sweep and wash the driveway and walk...
04/20/2007
The Yard •            36. Make sure the yard is neatly mowed, raked and edged. •            37. Prune and shape shrubbery and trees to compliment your house. •            38. Consider adding seasonal flowers along the walks or in the planting areas. Plop the plants into a well-placed wheelbarrow,...
04/20/2007
The Exterior: Check your home for any needed maintenance just as a buyer would. Repaint or touch up as necessary. You can't make a better investment when you are selling your house! Don't let the outside turn buyers off before the inside turns them on. •            27. Color has the power to attr...
04/05/2007
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This blog will allow me to connect with buyers and sellers alike. As a seller your home will be featured on here and as a buyer you can preview all of my listings. I hope you find this useful, please contact me for all your real estate needs.