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Before You List Your Home for Sale...

Posted by Robert Casella on Tuesday, December 11th, 2012 at 10:59am.

With so few homes for sale in River Strand, buyers are flocking to available homes. But what is going to set your home apart from the competition? While some of these items below are self-evident, take them seriously. One or two items on the list might be the difference between a sale of your home and just another showing. River Strand real estate is hot--but miss on too many of these items, and your home will be left in the cold!

Create Undeniable Curb Appeal
Shrubs & trees should be trimmed
Landscaping should be free of weeds
Fresh mulch makes the landscape look new
Lawn should be well maintained
Plant flowers for color if needed
Front door should be clean and painted if needed
Exterior should be clean and look freshly painted.
Driveway & sidewalks should be power-washed if dirty

Updated and clean kitchens sell homes
All appliances should sparkle (no refrigerator magnets)
Keep counters clear of most items
Never leave dirty dishes in the sink
Trash should be taken out often
Cooking foods with strong odors is not recommended

Bathrooms must sparkle
Toilet seats should be closed
Hygienically clean all areas
Put all medications in a secure place
Put toiletries away
Empty trash cans often
Put all clothes and towels in hampers

Bright is better
Light color paint is best
Wash all windows inside and out
Put bright light bulbs in all fixtures
Open all drapes when showing

General Items

Pack away most personal pictures and effects
Clean and organize the garage

Robert Casella, CLHMS - Licensed Realtor
Certified Luxury Home Specialist

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