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Updated by Pam Dent on Jan 01, 2019
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10 Simple Steps to Prepare Your Home for Sale

Charlottesville, Virginia has a large number of homes on the market right now giving homebuyers a lot to choose from. In order for your home to sell, in addition to being priced properly, it is important that it is in the best possible condition.

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1. Clean the entire home from top to bottom. Don't forget the garage, inside closets, cabinets and the pantry. Rememb...

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2. Polish and wax floors. If you have carpets, clean any dirty carpets and restretch if necessary. If the carpet is w...

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3. Repaint. Nothing makes a house look new and bright like freshly painted walls. Again neutral colors are important....

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4. Fix any nailholes and blemishes on the walls before painting.

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5. Make sure all closets and cabinets are neatly arranged. You may want to put items that you are not using in storag...

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6. Remove any pieces of furniture that you can do without. Also put any pieces that are oversized for the rooms in st...

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7. Clean all of the light fixtures, ceiling fans and wash the windows.

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8. Take down family pictures. You want potential buyers to imagine themselves and their family living in the home.

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9. Declutter. Remove knick knacks from shelves and table tops. All of these objects can make a room appear smaller. A...

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10. If you have pets, make sure that the house does not smell like pet odors.