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Staging for Sale: Exterior

Your home must sell itself! An attractive home, well maintained
and sparkling clean, is the most appealing to potential buyers. The

following list covers those items that influence buyers most. We
offer it for your consideration as you place your home on the market.

• 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
replaced or painted
• Clear the entry by keeping the walks free of toys, garden tools
and other hazards
• Brighten the structure with a coat of paint or just a good
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
• 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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