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Carol Catlin
Fresh flowers, soft vanilla scent, closets less than half full, and very organized. Oh, and pets stay with a friend or are boarded for the day, especially if you have an open house.
   
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L. B.

I think a lot depends on the area in which you live. I use to live in a desirable area that was close to really good amenities, and my house needed a lot of repairs, and new landscaping. However, I did nothing to it, but still got top dollar for it.

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sandy2060

I started preparing for an eventual downsizing about 2 years ago. First, I made a list of what I wanted to accomplish, then I jumped in. I went room by room and after each room was "staged" I took quick pictures. It's amazing how much you can gain from looking at these pictures - like does a pillow need more plumping up, or do lamp chords look bad, etc. It's kind of fun to spend a few hours prepping a room and then seeing the results of your labor. We will sell our home ourself, and moving forward I will use these photos in our sale information. It's just the two of us these days so our home always looks sparkly clean and neat - in pretty much ready to sell condition. I also did this while cleaning our front porch and patio areas after the winter and after staging them.

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