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"Curb Appeal" is critical in selling your home. Buyers form a lasting impression about your home from the moment they see your driveway. Plant flowers, cut the lawn or add a fresh coat of paint to create curb appeal that turns lookers into buyers. Also, you should paint or wash siding, shutters, doors and windows. Clean the eaves trough.

Make your home look and feel like a builder's model home, or hotel room. Everything should look like it belongs- even if it means storing some things until your home is sold. Put away family photos, personal items like hairbrushes and toothbrushes. It might be wise to stash jewelry and expensive collectibles out of sight, too.

Sometimes a small investment in your home can generate big returns. Something as simple as painting a battered mailbox can make a significant difference to the way a potential Buyer views your home. As your Realtor to point out any little details that you might be able to fix.

Magazines, newspapers, post cards, TV shows, the internet, open houses and telemarketing are all used to sell houses. Statistics show the MLS website, that only Realtors may advertise on, is the #1 tool!

Phone calls, messages, scheduling, broken appointments and even more phone calls are all hassles you will avoid by having a Realtor sell your home for you.

Unless you have specialty lighting in your home, open the doors between rooms, close the garage door, turn on all the lights, raise all the shades (or open drapes/curtains) and put on soothing music to give your home an inviting feeling.

"Sparkle" sells your home faster and easier. It might be worth hiring someone to do a major cleaning. Don't forget, changing the filters on your furnace helps to keep dust down.

It's best to leave the property while a Realtor shows it to prospective buyers, usually 5 minutes before the appointment time and about 45 minutes after the appointment time is enough for viewing.

Pay attention to the odours in your home- especially pet odour and cigarette smoke. A few well placed pot-pourri baskets or scented candles will help a lot. Sprinkle baking soda on your carpets before you vacuum. If you're home before a showing, it's a great time to bake... there's nothing more inviting then the smell of bread, cinnamon rolls or cookies in fresh from the oven.

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