Category Archives: For Sellers

Seven Steps to Preparing for an Open House

Hire a cleaning service. A spotlessly clean home is essential; dirt will turn off a prospect faster than anything. Mow your lawn, and be sure toys and yard equipment are put away. Serve cookies, coffee, and soft drinks. It creates a welcoming touch. But be sure the kitchen has been cleaned up; use disposable cups…
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Five Ways to Speed Up Your Sale

Price it right. Set a price at the lower end of your property’s realistic price range. Get your house market ready for at least two weeks before you begin showing it. Be flexible about showings. It’s often disruptive to have a house ready to show on the spur of the moment, but the more often…
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Ten Ways to Make Your House More Salable

Get rid of clutter. Throw out or file stacks of newspapers and magazines. Pack away most of your small decorative items. Store out-of-season clothing to make closets seem roomier. Clean out the garage. Wash your windows and screens to let more light into the interior. Keep everything extra clean. Wash fingerprints from light switch plates.…
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Tips for Holding a Yard Sale

Use a yard sale to reduce the clutter in your home and get rid of items you don’t want to move. Check with your city government to see if you need a permit or license. See if neighbors want to participate and have a “block” sale to attract more visitors. Advertise. Put an ad in…
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