Most of us don't keep our homes in "showroom" condition. We tend to overlook piles of boxes in the garage, broken porch lights, and doors or windows that stick. If you're preparing your home to sell, it's time to break out of that owner's mindset and get your house in tip-top shape, because the condition of your home will affect how quickly it sells and the price the buyer is willing to offer.

First impressions are the most important, so let your Realtor® help you take a fresh look at your home and suggest ways to stage it and make it more appealing to buyers.  A home with too much "personality" is harder to sell, so removing family photos, mementos and personalized decor will help buyers visualize the home as theirs.

 Make minor repairs and replacements. Small defects, such as a leaky faucet, a torn screen or a worn doormat, can ruin the buyer's first impression.  Clutter is a big no-no when showing your home to potential buyers,so make sure you have removed all knick-knacks from your shelves and cleared all your bathroom and kitchen counters to make every area seem as spacious as possible. 

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