First impressions are lasting — An inviting exterior ensures inspection of the interior. Keep your lawn trimmed, the flower beds cultivated, and the yard free and clear of refuse. Also, remove snow and ice from the walks and veranda in the winter time.

A decorated home — Faded walls and worn woodwork reduce desire. Do not tell the prospect how the place can be made to look – show him by redecorating first. A quicker sale at a higher price will result.

Cleanliness is next to Godliness — Bright cheery windows and unmarred walls will assist your sale.

Fix that faucet — Dripping water discolors the enamel and calls attention to faulty plumbing.

From top to bottom — The attic and basement are important features. Remove all unnecessary articles which have accumulated. Display the full value of your storage and utility spaces.

Step high-step low — Prospects will do just that unless all stairways are cleared of objects. Avoid cluttered appearances and possible injuries.

Closet illusions — Clothes properly hung, shoes, hats and other articles neatly placed, will make your closets appear adequate.

Dear to her heart is the kitchen — colorful curtains in harmony with the floor and counter tops (clear of soiled dishes) add appeal for the family foodie.

Check and double check — Check and double check your bathroom. Bright and clean bathrooms sell many homes.

For the rest of your life — Bedrooms are always outstanding features. Arrange them neatly.

Can you see the light? — Illumination is a welcome sign for after-dark inspection.

Don’t over price — Your home should not be priced any more then 5% higher then its fair market value. Go higher than this and you will ensure a faster sale… for someone else’s home!

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