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Top 5 Tips to Sell Your Home or Condo for Top Dollar $

Every property owner wants to receive the maximum profit from their home or condo sale. When a property goes on the market, a house or condo needs to look its best. Take a couple of hours to make your property look its best before buyers come calling. Here are the top five tips to help bring out your home's best features.

1) Emphasize Your Home's Curb Appeal

Your front entrance will welcome or repel guests, setting the tone for their overall basic impression. As you work on your home’s external appearance, trim the lawn and eliminate weeds. Dress up the porch or front door with a fresh coat of paint and hanging plants or a wreath. Set out a couple of cozy chairs, and pick up all the kids’ toys around the yard.

2) De-Clutter the Interior

Your rooms should look comfortable and lived in without feeling crowded. Remove junk like stacks of newspapers or magazines, pet toys, stray blankets and mail. Store unused furniture in the attic or basement. Cover worn spots on furniture with doilies or slipcovers. Vacuum draperies for a fresh feel. Make the beds and keep all clothes put away, out of view. Leave plenty of walking space within each room, open drapes and blinds to let in sunshine to provide an overall open feeling.

3) Thoroughly Clean Your Property Before an Open House

Do whatever it takes to show your house at its best. Dust furniture, scrub floors, polish wood, sweep steps. Trim dead leaves from plants, replace burned-out light bulbs, and keep counters clear of dishes or debris. Try to remove spots on the carpet.

4) Make Your Home Smell Nice

Open the windows and air out your home. Burn potpourri or candles before potential buyers come to see your house, which will help to reduce unpleasant cooking or pet odors. Clean the bathrooms, and run the whole-house fan or air conditioner to circulate air and enhance ventilation. Put ferns in some rooms, as they help to absorb odors and add a natural green touch.

5) Keep Animals Out of The Way

Keep your pet locked up, crated, or out of view during an open house or when potential buyers come through. Some homebuyers don't like the idea of purchasing property from pet owners. They worry about fleas, stains, shedding, and odors. If you have pets, make sure none of this is evident.

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