10 Ways to Make Your Home More Saleable

1.     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.

2.     Wash your windows and screens to let more light into the interior.

3.     Keep everything extra clean. Wash fingerprints from light switch plates.  Mop and wax

        floors. Clean the stove and refrigerator. A clean house makes a better first impression

        and convinces buyers that the home has been well  cared for.

4.     Get rid of smells. Clean carpeting and drapes to eliminate cooking odors, smoke, and  

        pet smells. Open the windows.

5.     Put higher wattage bulbs in light sockets to make rooms seem brighter, especially

        basements and other dark rooms. Replace any burnt-out bulbs.

6.     Make minor repairs that can create a bad impression. Small problems such as sticky

        doors, torn screens, cracked caulking, or a dripping faucet may  seem trivial, but they'll

        give buyers the impression that the house isn't well maintained.

7.     Tidy your yard. Cut the grass, rake the leaves, trim the bushes, and edge the walks.  

        Put a pot or two of bright flowers near the entryway.

8.      Patch holes in your driveway and reapply sealant, if applicable.

9.      Clean your gutters.

10.    Polish your front doorknob and door numbers.

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