Tara Dowding


The best tips we can give as agents is to get your home in tip top shape before listing on the market. Get all the little maintenance items fixed. Make sure there is a good first impression from the street. Declutter the home, remove personal photos, give a good cleaning and make sure the home smells good-but overscenting with incense or oils can sometimes be overwhelming for buyers. Boil cinnamon or orange peelings on the stove instead. Freshen but don't overpower. Make sure the yard is raked and flower beds trimmed back. Give a fresh coat of paint or stain where needed-it will go a long way. Some sellers will even choose to do a "pre inspection", and fix potential issues prior to a buyer coming along. The old saying "You never get a second chance to make a good first impression" stands correct in Real Estate. 

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