First Impressions Are Lasting Impressions

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Show off your home every time!

These tips can help your house make the best impression, every time it is previewed by sales professionals or shown to prospective buyers:

Exterior

  • Remove toys, newspapers, yard tools and other clutter.
  • Tidy up; pick up after pets.
  • Park vehicles in the garage or on the street; leave the driveway clear.
  • Add color with flowers and potted plants.

Interior

  • Make beds; clean up dishes; empty wastebaskets.
  • Remove clutter throughout and put away toys.
  • Set out “show towels” in baths.
  • Freshen the air; potpourri or baked bread aroma; deodorize pet areas
  • Set a comfortable temperature.
  • Do quick vacuuming and dusting.
  • Arrange fresh flowers throughout.
  • Fire in fireplace (when appropriate).
  • Play soft background music.