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Experience shows that creating a housewarming feeling inside your home increases its desirability. View your home with a critical eye. Clean, complete minor repairs, and add finishing touches.

Doors and Windows

    Consider adding a fresh coat of paint to your front door

    Polish brass fixtures and be sure door locks work properly

    Oil hinges to both doors and windows

    Keep stairway tidy and secure handrails

    Repair or replace bent or damaged screens and window glass

    Cut back outdoor plants that restrict natural light

    Keep windows clean and tidy with draperies firmly affixed and in proper working order

Floors and Carpets

    Repair or replace missing or damaged tile, hardwood, vinyl and baseboards

    Steam-clean or shampoo carpets

    Secure loose carpeting and replace damaged areas

    Be conscious of odors caused by dampness, high-traffic areas or pets

Closets and Storage Areas

    Ample storage space increases the desirability of the home

    Keep closets tidy

    Discard any unnecessary items and consider storing those you do not use frequently

Bedrooms and Living Areas

    Keep living areas clean and inviting

    Arrange furniture to allow a spacious atmosphere

    Make beds, arrange couch cushions, dust shelves, vacuum carpets and touch-up walls with paint or spackling as necessary

    Wallpaper should be clean and adhere smoothly to the walls

    Finishing touches such as flowers or candles add to the home's housewarming appeal

Kitchens and Bathrooms

    Clear counters, drawers and cabinets of unnecessary items

    Clean soap dishes, mirrors, faucets and appliances (inside and out)

    Store cleaning supplies and hang freshly washed towels

    Be conscious of odors caused by dampness, hampers, garbage and various foods

Counters and Cabinets

    Store infrequently used counter-top items to allow a spacious look in the kitchen and bathroom

    Keep drawers and cabinets tidy and organized

Garage or Workshop

    Items should be neatly stored in shelving or wall units

    Allow appropriate space for the homebuyer to visualize their vehicle or workbench

    Consider moving excess or over-sized items to mini-storage


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