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      Preparing Your Home

      Although the buyer is a guest in your home, you want the buyer to imagine owning the home. You don't want to make the buyer feel like an intruder.

      Now it's time to get your home ready for the spotlight. Start with a good cleaning, then eliminate any clutter, add a fresh coat of paint and tidy up the yard.

      Contact a CENTURY 21 Baribeau real estate agent or call 800.882.5681 about other tips that can help boost a home's curb appeal and impress potential buyers once they're in the door.

      Check the House Temperature

      If weather permits, open the windows -- if there is too much noise outside, close them. And if it's cold enough to wear a sweater to stay warm, turn on the heat. You want the temperature inside to be comfortable and to give the buyer more of a reason to linger, especially on hot or cold days!Maine Home | Home Selling Preparations

      Create a Home Mood

      A fire in the fireplace, or bubbling water fountains, can set the scene for a tranquil home and can be useful for distracting from less desirable noises, like traffic.

      Play Up the Home Visuals

      Open all the window coverings to let in light. Keep blinds partially closed that otherwise show undesirable outdoor scenery such as a dilapidated fence or a nearby structure that obstructs views.

      If you have seasonal photographs showcasing flower gardens, leaves bursting in color or a snow-covered lawn twinkling from streetlights, then display them in a prominent position.

      Turn on every light in the house, including appliance lights and closet lights. Brighten dark rooms with few windows by placing spotlights on the floor behind furniture.

      For more home selling tips check the link below:

      http://homebuying.about.com/od/sellingahouse/ht/homeprep.htm

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