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Okay, it's difficult out there, but you still need to sell your home. If that's the case, then you want it to look its very best. Here are some tips and guidelines to put your property at the top of the list.
Open blinds and curtains
Turn on all lights
Make sure all rooms are clean
Make sure all beds are made
Vacuum the floors
Set the thermostat to a comfortable level
Turn on some soft music
Make the house smell good with an air freshner or bake cookies or bread
Mow lawns, trim hedges, sweep sidewalks
Pick up all toys, tools, bikes, etc.
Close garage doors (make sure garage is clean and tidy)
Park cars on street or around the corner
Meet the agent who is showing your home, get a card and then leave if possible
Spend an hour with a home staging specialist for extra help
Prepare a binder with all property information including extras and community information
Your agent or home staging specialist might suggest these extras:
Repaint or touch-up walls
Repair or replace old molding
Check electrical (lights, doorbells, etc.)
Clean blinds, curtains and windows
Repair or replace faucets & fixtures if needed
Box up and place in storage as much as possible
Clean out closets
Replace burned out light bulbs
Replace old bedspreads
Clean handrails, light switches, etc.
Remove/replace old, worn furniture
Remove anything that doesn't add to the curb appeal of property
Repair & or paint all rain gutters, fences & railing
Weed lawn & shrubbery, replant and bad spots in lawn
Seal driveway and clean any oil stains from cement
Paint siding & trim
Wash all windows
Replace Welcome mat
These suggestions should keep your home shining above the rest. Always keep it clean and clutter free and it will sell faster than any others in the neighborhood.