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Strip out Per­son­al­ity for Home Show­ing

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS -

Mak­ing a home at­trac­tive to buy­ers, or stag­ing it as it is bet­ter known, is an im­por­tant step in get­ting it to sell. It isn't time con­sum­ing or costly, most own­ers can do it them­selves for less than $1,000. The most im­por­tant step in the process is to put your­self in the buyer's shoes - from the mo­ment they ar­rive un­til the mo­ment they leave, they are try­ing to en­vi­sion them­selves in your home, so make it easy on them.

Kitchens & bath­rooms make a huge im­pact on buyer's minds. Do some­thing ex­tra in these rooms, scrub ev­ery­thing, re­paint cab­i­nets that need it and re­place old knobs. It's a fact: soiled car­pets, dirty win­dows and filthy fix­tures are Clut­ter makes a home look smaller and de­tracts from its char­ac­ter

De­per­son­al­ize; re­move your per­son­als and cre­ate a blank slate for buy­ers. You may love bold colours, but that doesn't mean po­ten­tial ! some fresh flow­ers or bake for a homey scent. Are there any hedges that could use prun­ing or sur­faces that could use a ! "

Make sure it has curb ap­peal, or they might just leave.

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