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If your home is well-marketed in an active real estate marketplace, many people should see it. With your listing on the Internet, this number can increase significantly.

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  • Keep lawn trimmed and garden areas neat. Remove clutter and toys
  • Remove leaves, snow and ice from walkways and steps
  • Clean the front door. Repaint or stain if necessary
  • Check fences for loose posts, slats, and pickets


  • Replace dim light bulbs. Make sure fixtures are clean
  • Keep windows clean and coverings open
  • Have carpets cleaned
  • Brighten interiors with a fresh coat of neutral paint
  • Organize closets, attic, basement, and garage
  • Keep walking areas clear

Kitchen and Bathrooms

  • Thoroughly clean sinks, oven, stovetop, refrigerator, and floors
  • Remove all unnecessary articles and appliances from countertops
  • Remove all pictures and magnets from refrigerator
  • Keep all cabinets and closets neat and well organized
  • Make necessary repairs to appliances. Repair leaky faucets
  • Polish bathtubs, toilets, showers, sinks and mirrors
  • Check/repair caulking around bathtubs, showers, sinks and tile