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Tips & Advice

We have included a few simple tips that will help you present your home in its best light. Remember, you only have one chance to make a great first impression!

  • Move excess furniture like footstools, extra tables and extra chairs to a storage unit to clear out clutter and make rooms look bigger.

  • Store all toys and keep your house clean and clutter-free.

  • Have a yard sale to sell anything you no longer want or need, or donate your items to local charities (tax deductible).

  • Clean carpets, drapes and even furniture, if needed.

  • If repainting, replacing carpets or redecorating, try to use neutral colors (beige, camel, light gray, etc.).

  • Add a fresh coat of paint (neutral shade) to interior walls.

  • Replace carpets if worn or outdated.

  • Fix anything obvious on the outside of your home.

  • Inspect your home thoroughly and either repair large problems such as a faulty roof or broken appliances, or adjust your price and / or negotiate terms accordingly.

  • Keep your lawn, shrubs and plants neatly trimmed to maximize your “curb appeal”.
  • Get a new mailbox or new house numbers to further enhance curb appeal.

  • Add color to the outside of your home by planting flowers, hanging flowering baskets and adding a coat of fresh paint to shutters.

  • Repaint front door, polish brass knocker and kickplate to make your entryway shine.

  • Clean garage of clutter and sweep out thoroughly.

  • Clear off the back deck or patio to make it look larger and more relaxing.

  • On the day of a showing, bake cookies or bread and make a fresh pot of coffee. These comforting aromas can help make a house seem like a home.