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Posted: 11.4.2015

When you're ready to sell your home, there are a few things you can do ahead of time to increase your chances of getting top dollar and a speedy sale.

1.Update Curb Appeal - First impressions are important.  Make sure your lawn is well taken care of and the exterior of your home is in good shape.  Consider painting your front door a fresh new color.

2. Get a Home Inspection - The vast majority of buyers order a home inspection before they go through with the purchase of a home.  If you've done one already you can take care of any necessary repairs ahead of time, and avoid nasty suprises.

3. Replace Flooring and Paint Walls - Take an honest look at the inside of your home.  Do your carpets need replacing or just a deep professional cleaning? If it's time to replace them, you might consider installing hardwood floors, which are more appealing to buyers.  Freshen up scuffed or dirty walls with a light neutral paint color.

4. Tackle the Basement, Attic, and Garage - Clutter tends to accumulate in these areas. Now's the time to get rid of the junk and sell or donate what you no longer need.  These areas should look roomy, organized, and clean.

5. Consult a Stager - We love the special things we have in our home, but buyers need to be able to picture themselves living in the house.  It's a good idea  remove personal items on display,  get rid of old furniture, and replace shower curtains, towels, bedding, and pillows for an updated look.  A professional stager can offer an unbiased opinion on the changes you should make.

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