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Checklist: Increase the Potential Sale Price of Your Home

If you want to get the best price possible when selling your home, it is very important to make sure that it is appealing to potential buyers. Fix-up the following areas for an easy, quick sale:

Repaint walls in rooms that have high visibility (kitchen, baths and living areas).

Choose a neutral paint color scheme.

Refinish wood floors.

Have carpet professionally cleaned or replaced with a neutral colored carpet.

Replace or repair loose cabinet hardware.

Fix leaks in ceilings and walls.

Put magazines in decorative baskets. Weed out those you don’t need.

Keep bills and personal papers organized and out-of-sight.

Replace worn kitchen countertops with new, clean, neutral colored materials.

Replace worn or outdated vinyl flooring.

Clean ceramic tiles and re-grout if necessary.

Reduce the number of personal items and clutter (memorabilia, keepsakes, awards etc.) in each room, to make the house seem cleaner.

Keep children’s toys organized and in one area.

Replace broken, dirty or outdated blinds and curtains.

Clean closets and put items in plastic storage containers.

Clean and organize basement.

Clean and organize attic and storage spaces.

Make sure all appliances are clean and in working order.

Replace all burned-out light bulbs.

Clean all light fixtures and ceiling fans.

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