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Increasing your home's appeal

Remember the 60-second rule: That's all the time you have to create a winning first impression. Here are some simple to significant ways to maximize your home's appeal. 

Exterior
Keep the grass cut and remove all yard clutter. 
* Weed and apply fresh mulch to flower beds. 
* Apply fresh paint to wooden fences. 
* Tighten and clean all door handles. 
* Clean windows inside and out. 
* Powerwash home's exterior. 
* Ensure all gutters and downspouts are firmly attached and functioning. 
* Paint the front door. 
* Buy a new welcome mat. 
* Place potted flowers near the front door.  

Interior

* Evaluate the furniture in each room and remove anything that interrupts "the flow" or makes the room appear smaller. Consider renting a storage unit to move items off-site. 
* Clean and organize cabinets, closets and bookshelves. 
* Clean all light fixtures and ceiling fans. 
* Shampoo carpets. 
* Remove excessive wall hangings and knick-knacks. 
* Repair all plumbing leaks, including faucets and drain traps. 
* Make minor repairs (torn screens, sticking doors, cracked caulking). 
* Clean or paint walls and ceilings. 
* Replace worn cabinet and door knobs. 
* Fix or replace discolored grout. 
* Replace broken tiles. 
* Replace worn countertops. 


Special details for showings
* Turn on all the lights. 
* Open all drapes and shutters in the daytime. 
* Keep pets secured outdoors. 
* Buy new towels for bathrooms. 
* Buy new bedding for bedrooms. 
* Replace old lamps or lampshades. 
* Play quiet background music. 
* Light the fireplace or clean out the ashes and light a candelabrum. 
* Infuse home with a comforting scent, such as apple spice or vanilla. 
* Set the dining room table for a fancy dinner party. 
* Vacate the property while it is being shown. 

 
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