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Staging for Sale: Interior

            •  Roll out the welcome mat with a rough, textured door mat.  It will keep your floors & carpets
               cleaner during showings.  And it says you care about your home.
      M     •  Do your hardwood floors need to be refinished?  A coat of paste wax would give them that
      UE TEA  •  Take a look at your carpets, do they have that worn look?  Would it be worth your time to
               added luster and put them into move-in condition.

               investigate the cost of having them cleaned?  Or if you have hardwood floors, would your
               home look better if the carpets were removed and the floors exposed?

      RBL   •  Furniture - if there is too much, a room looks cluttered and small.
            •  Clean the fireplace and make a cozy, crackling fire.  Or dress it up with green plants or dried
            •  Add special accents that make your home appear comfortable and inviting.  An open cook
      NDE      book on the counter, cut flowers in a vase, cookies or bread baking in the oven.  Don’t overdo

               it, but think about things you have seen in attractive model homes that might subconsciously

      A        influence potential buyers.
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            •  Empty out the attic to display the full value of
                   this much appreciated but often neglected
                   storage space.
            •  Clean and brighten the basement with light paint and large wattage
               bulbs. Drain sediment from your water heater to eliminate any rusty
               water flowing from hot water taps. Clear out cobwebs.
            •  Treat pets to a stroll while your house is being shown.  Many people are
               afraid of or allergic to animals.  By removing them, buyers won’t feel
               hurried or nervous.
            •  Light classical music sets the stage for a serene, tranquil showing.
               Potential buyers can look at your home quietly and without distraction.
            •  Don’t over spray—subtle smelling products are best.

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