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Tip #14 Sellers, it is important to help the potential buyers visualize themselves in your home.

Buyers do not want to enter a home only to feel as if they are intruding upon the lives of the occupants. When selling, it is best to depersonalize your property as much as possible by de-cluttering. Remove personal photos, personal collections and knick knacks. 
Some other helpful tips:

-paint brightly coloured walls a more neutral shade.
-Kitchen counters should be clear and clutter-free. Store small appliances in cupboards.
-Replace boring or dated cabinet handles with new ones. 
-Fresh linens: Make sure any visible linens (bath towels, tea towels, oven mitts, etc.) are new or at least look new.
-Fix up the bathroom. An old mirror can be replaced with a framed mirror for a minimal cost. Switch out the lighting for a nice some attractive new sconces.
-Fix up the master bedroom. Add multiple new pillows with shams or toss pillows, crisp white linens and a throw blanket at the end of the bed. Keep end tables uncluttered, with matching lamps and nothing else except, perhaps, a tiny vase or a few books.
-The exterior of your home should look as polished as the interior. This means neatly trimmed bushes, mulched flowerbeds and fresh seasonal flower arrangements.
- A great smell makes a house memorable. Baking cookies has become a cliche, but buy a room spray with a fragrance so you can spray the house sparingly before each showing.
- Consider a home stager. Home staging can be easy and inexpensive, especially if you focus on the small details. 

Potential homebuyers need to picture themselves in your rooms. These small steps can help you achieve that goal.

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