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Preparing your home for sale

Updated Wednesday, July 11, 2012
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 When you are getting your home ready to sell, de-cluttering and de-personalizing is very important. Of course this will help your home to show well to potential buyers but it will also protect you, the home owner. 

Here is a list of things to consider when getting your home ready for showings.

1. Remove all private or personal photos, diplomas, awards and trophies.

2. Remove all calendars. These often contain a great deal of private information, often noting when you’re not going to be home.

3. Store all valuables.

4. Remove all bills, letters, magazines and library books. Shred papers with personal information that are no longer needed.

5. Password protect your computer to block access to your private files. Put all laptops, tablets and cell phones in a secure spot.

6. Turn off your  fax machine. You may receive a private fax while you are out of the house.

7. Turn off answering machines. This avoids personal messages being left while strangers are in your home.

8. Unplug phones with caller ID features.

9. Remove or conceal digital devices that contain information about you or your family (cell phones, iPods, USB drives).

De-personalizing the home means moving all of these items from sight and keeping them in a safe, secure location. 


For more tips on preparing your home for sale contact Julie Jenkins Sales Representative at EXIT Realty Twin Bridges Brokerage. Office 519-336-3948

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