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Five Steps to Woo Them All the Way. Give the inside of your house the same attention that you did the outside. Hereʼs how to turn attraction into love. 1. Get rid of clutter. Take down family photos, remove those report cards from the front of the fridge, tuck away the cherished collection of knick knacks. When youʼre done, you should have clean counters, clean tables and clean shelves. 2.Clean. Clean. Clean. The key word is spotless. Scrub down walls, wash windows, get rid of the gray fingerprints around doorknobs and light switches. Clean your grout especially in the bathrooms. Shampoo carpets. Added bonus – youʼll have to do far less deodorizing. 3. Pare down furniture to the essentials. Sofa, chair and tables in the living room. Bed, dresser and lamps in the bedroom. Engaging the services of a professional home stager is a very worthwhile investment. 4. If your budget allows for it, go for one or more of these high-ROI home improvements. -Repaint your kitchen and bathroom walls. Choose a warm neutral color. -Replace worn carpets. -Update your kitchen. -Update your bathroom. 5. Try a few psychological tricks. Hang a mirror on the wall opposite your front door. Invest in fresh flower arrangements – but be sure to keep them fresh. Wilted flowers are NOT inviting. Play classical music – softly – when the house is being shown. And a favorite quick-pretty-up trick – toss a clean damp towel and fresh scented dryer sheet in the dryer about half an hour before a showing. Clean laundry smell is even more appealing than chocolate chip cookies or apple pie baking in the oven. Written by Calum McKenzie. Courtesy of Articlesbase.com,

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