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Staging for Sale: Interior

         •  Perk up rooms with fresh paint.  A modest investment in time & money can possibly add dollars to
             your final selling price.  Sometimes just a touch-up will do. Choose light, neutral colors for greatest
         •  Clean up clutter for appearance & safety’s sake.  Pay special attention to stairways, halls and
             children’s rooms.
         •  Go on a kitchen campaign and keep it especially clean.  The sink should always be clean & free of
             dirty dishes. Countertops appear more spacious when clean and uncluttered.  Do the counters have
             stains from a hot pot or is it chipped?  Does it need replacing?  If so, is it worth your while to do it
             before the house goes on the market?
         •  Freshly mopped floors and baseboards can help “show off” your kitchen area.  Does your kitchen
             floor show a lot of worn areas?  Will professional cleaning bring back the shine?  Buyers are looking
             for more maintenance free homes and generally pay a higher price for those that are “move-in”


        •  Eliminate odors by preventing them in the first place. Try to avoid cooking with cabbage,  onions and
            garlic. Freshen the entire kitchen by sending a lemon through the garbage disposal.  Sweeten the
            refrigerator with a box of baking soda.                                                                     UE TEA
        •  Make bathrooms sparkle by cleaning tile & porcelain.  Commercial cleaners or vinegar will remove
            unsightly hard water stains.  Replace any loose caulking or grout. While you’re at it, fix any
        •  dripping faucets.
        •  Pantries & closets should be organized to make them appear larger.  It may be to your benefit to             RBL
            clean, pack & store unneeded items, such as seasonal clothing. This will give a neat, uncluttered look.
        •  If your kitchen cabinets are wood grain, would a coat of polish help bring out the shine, or do they
            need refinishing?                                                                                           NDE
        •  Are all of your appliances in good working order - is the oven clean?  Is the refrigerator cluttered with
            notes, pictures and schoolwork?                                                                             A
        •  Wash all windows. Keep curtains and drapes crisp and clean.  Vacuum blinds and wash window sills.
        •  If there are any light fixtures that you would like to take with you, you may want to replace them
            before marketing your home.                                                                                 THE V

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