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  • THE 101 ON SELLING YOUR HOME

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    Ilyce Glink, writer and blogger for Equifax has some great tips for selling your home. Take a look:

     

    1. Clear out the clutter. What buyers want to see is a lot of wide-open space. So pack away, give away, or sell anything you haven’t used (or seen!) in the last three years. If you do this before the end of the year, you might wind up with a nice fat deduction for next year’s tax bill.
    2. Empty your closets. Pack away the last two seasons’ worth of clothing (including coats and boots) so every closet seems bigger. Don’t forget to empty out and organize your linen closets, the area around your washer/dryer, and under every sink.
    3. Clean off your countertops. Kitchen and bathroom countertops should be completely cleaned off, except for one or two items.
    4. Repaint where necessary. If your paint isn’t in great shape, you might have to repaint a few rooms. Otherwise, touch-ups will still make your home feel as though it is well tended.
    5. Clean your carpets. Shampooing your carpets will help your whole house feel fresher and will help eliminate any unpleasant odors. (This is especially important if you have pets.)
    6. Polish your exterior. If you live in a wintry climate, there’s little you can do to polish your exterior with all the snow and ice. But you can make sure your driveway and walkway are cleaned off and salted. Adding some winter plantings to your outdoor planters is also a nice touch.

    Check out her blog Equifax Personal Finance Blog - Real Estate

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