James Cotoia and GT Properties Tips on "How do You Prepare a House to Sell?"

Residential Manager for Gt Properties, James Cotoia offers homeowners tips about making their home show better. James has been a Realtor since 1991 and is a member of the Northern RI Chamber of Commerce. James offers these tips to help homeowners increase the amount a buyer might offer.

Providence, RI, September 16, 2008 --(PR.com)-- James says "Doing whatever you can to put your house’s best face forward is very important if you want to get close to your asking price or sell as quickly as possible. Short of spending a lot of money, here are several ideas for making your home show better."

Sweeping the sidewalk, mow the lawn, prune the bushes, weed the garden and clean debris from the yard.

Clean the windows and make sure the paint is not clipped or flaking. And speaking of paint, if the house was built before 1978, new federal law gives a buyer the right to request a lead inspection. If there are some problems, the homeowner should do the inspection beforehand and make any fixes.

Make sure the doorbell works.

Clean and spruce up all rooms, furnishings, floors, walls and ceilings. It’s especially important that the bathroom and kitchen are spotless.

Make sure basic appliances and fixtures work. Get rid of leaky faucets and frayed cords.

Make sure the house smells good. Hide any kitty litter.

Put vases of fresh flowers through out the house.

Having pleasant background music playing in the back yard will also help set the stage.

GT Properties also offers homeowners other money saving tips,

"How To Make Your Home More Appealing With Low Cost Tips".

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