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Success to Selling

The idea of getting your home ready to hit the active and competitive selling market can be overwhelming.  Take a deep breath and let Your Local Expert help you!

The key to selling your home quickly and at the right price is in preparing it appropriately. Here are some tips to help you get started...

  • Give home a thorough cleaning

  • Oil door hinges, tighten door knobs

  • Have carpets professionally cleaned, or replaced if damaged

  • Repair dripping faucets and leaky toilets

  • Replace all burned out light bulbs and clean all light fixtures

  • Repair defective light switches

  • Get rid of clutter both inside and out

  • Cut and edge grass

  • Trim hedges and weed gardens

  • Paint, fix or wash railings, steps, storm windows, screens and doors

  • Clean out the gutters

  • Wash the windows

  • Tidy up the garage

  • Paint, wash and fix garage doors and windows

  • Touch up all interior paint

Here are some helpful tips for showing your home.

  • Keep pets out of the house. Either take them with you or keep them penned in the yard or garage.

  • Put away items in the yard like garden tools, bicycles and toys.

  • Make sure your home is well lit.

  • Remove all personal photos.

  • Remove clutter from tables and shelves. Less clutter creates the illusion of a larger space.

  • Keep money, prescription drugs, and other valuables out of view.

  • Add a ground up lemon to the garbage disposal to give the kitchen a fresh smell.

  • Open shades and curtains to let in light.

  • Light a fire in the fireplace to create a comfortable ambiance.

  • Keep radios and TV off—although oftentimes soft music in the background is a nice touch.

Don’t rely on just any agent to represent you when you are buying a home in Lakeland. Buy your next home with me, Darci Bidman, The Lakeland Real Estate Specialist, will ensure that you maximize your investment and keep your transaction as smooth as possible

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