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Staging for Sale: Exterior

          Your home must sell itself! An attractive home, well maintained and

      M   sparkling clean, is the most appealing to potential buyers. The
          following list covers those items that influence buyers most. We offer
      UE TEA  it for your consideration as you place your home on the market.

      RBL                                            •  Trim the lawn and keep it green. Shape up the shrubs & weed
                                                         the flower beds. Keeping the lawn mowed during the  summer
                                                         months gives a well-maintained impression
                                                     •  Check porches and decks for loose rails that may need to be
      NDE                                            •  Clear the entry by keeping the walks free of toys, garden tools
                                                         replaced or painted

                                                         and other hazards
      A                                              •  Brighten the structure with a coat of paint or just a good
      THE V                                              cleaning.  Replace screens if they are rusted or torn.  Remove
                                                         mildew or moss from walls or sidewalks with bleach and water
                                                         or a  commercial cleaner.
                                                     •  Add charm with flowers along the entry walk, in a pot by the
                                                         door or in cheerful window boxes.

                                                             First Impression! A pleasing exterior

                                                                appearance is essential for that
                                                            critical first impression. These simple

                                                              suggestions will help show off your
                                                                property to it’s best advantage.

                                                     •  Rid the driveway of grease stains with kitty litter or a chemical
                                                     •  Pick up all pet droppings and debris.
                                                     •  Tidy up the garage and show off its size.  Get rid of everything
                                                         you don’t want to move.
                                                     •  Do you know your septic location—how long has it been since
                                                         your septic was cleaned?  Septic systems should be cleaned
                                                         every two years to keep your fields from clogging.
                                                     •  Do you know the location of your well?
                                                     •  Do you know your boundary lines—is there a survey or plot
                                                         plan available?
                                                     •  Roof - is the roof leaking?  How long has the present roof
                                                         been on your home - does it need to be replaced?

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