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Making Smart Moves Buying or selling a home is often the biggest decision a person will make in their lifetime. Here are a few suggestions to help when beginning your selling process. Set the stage as first impressions are very important. Make sure your property is clean and neat, inside and out. When people drive up to your home, the first impression can make or break the sale. Peeling paint, uncut lawns and shrubbery are a definite no-no. It goes without saying that the interior of your home should be clean, neat and freshly painted, if necessary or possible. Walls should be clean, neutral and uncluttered. Well-lit homes show better. Wash all of the windows, floors and appliances; make sure drapes are clean and opened to let in natural light. De-clutter surfaces and remove personal items from around the house. Spending a small amount of money to "stage" your house can help you get a higher price in the long run, you want buyers to envision themselves living there so let your house be the haven they fall in love with! Price your property correctly for your neighborhood and not what you would like to get. No matter what the market conditions are, a realistic price for your area will get your home sold in a reasonable time-frame. Talk with a real estate agent that has experience. The realtor will review recently sold properties, current listings and assist in establishing a price that will sell your home as quickly as the current market conditions will allow. For all of your real estate needs, contact Renee Musat at Keller Williams Greater Cleveland West at 440-342-0032, ReneeMusat@cox.net.

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