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Selling Your Home? Open House Tips...

First impressions do count. What a potential buyer see's and feels emotionally when they enter your home is a deal maker or breaker. It will either urge them to make an offer or find another home. There are things about your house, that you can not change, but there are some things you can do that will help close the deal. Here are some "Open House Tips" that may help you sell your home...

Cut the Clutter

We all have that corner of the counter, that place we drop things. We all have that place or two where we have too much stuff and no where to put it, so it is just sitting somewhere taking up space. Why clean the clutter when everyone has it? Well, this sends the message to the potential buyer that your house is too small. GET RID OF THE CLUTTER. Put it in storage, in the attic or ask a friend or family member could you put a few boxes at their home till you sell the house. Getting rid of the clutter will make your home look better, more open and cleaner.

Clean Clean Clean

Make sure your home is spotless. No one wants to buy something that isn't clean. We all love the new car smell and we want our home to have a new house aroma. You don't want it to smell like bleach, so make sure you add some light fresh scented candles around the home to give it a great feel.

Take Down Everything Personal

This has been your home and you have lots of photos and things that represent you. Take it all down. You want them to be able to picture their family there, their taste in art work. If you can, take it down and have clean walls. Let them use their imagination.

Little things Matter

Buy some fresh flowers and put them on the table. Buy a few new towels to put in the bathroom on the hanger. Some say baking makes it feel like home and that cinnamon rolls work wonders. *Note: don't do candles and bake...too much aroma can be bad.

Let the Light Shine In

Your rooms will look bigger and your house brighter if you turn on all the lights and open all the blinds. Let them see the view.

Don't Forget the Outside

Make sure the outside looks as good as the inside. The first thing they will see is the exterior of your home and your yard, so make it as clean, clear and as nice as you can.

By: Lori Cummings [email protected]

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