TIPS THAT CAN HELP SELL YOUR HOME
A few basic elements that can make the difference in selling your home.
FINISH THE 'TO DO' LIST
Every homeowner has a list of little repairs that never quite get done. Now's the time. Fix the screens, oil squeaky doors, patch the cracks, paint the trim.
PACK UP THE CLUTTER
Too much stuff makes rooms look smaller and focuses buyers' attention on your possessions rather than the home you're trying to sell. Some home stagers recommend removing as much as a third of your things to better show off rooms and closets.
DEPERSONALIZE & NEUTRALIZE
Pack away your family photos, collections and just about anything else that says 'you'. Streamline your artwork and consider toiining down bold decorating statements. That means neutral shades if you need to repaint walls or replace carpets.
STAGE THE ROOMS
Take a moment and step back to look at each room, what is the focal point, and use furniture placement to highlight that. Remove any extraneous pieces of furniture or move them to another room.
SPRUCE UP THE FLOORS
Keeping them spotless won't help if they're dated, worn or impossibly stained. You shouldn't spend a fortune installing hardwood or tile, though, since you're unlikely to recoup the cost.
Carpets should be steam cleaned.
KICK UP THE CURB APPEAL
You probably realize that you should tidy your gardens, trim the hedges, plant a few flowers. First impressions are lasting impressions.
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St. Marys Farmers' Market
May 22nd - October 30th
The Farmers' Market takes place on Saturdays across from the Canadian Tire parking lot in beautiful St. Marys. The pancake breakfasts will be on June 19th, July 10th, August 7th and September 11th. The Souper-Douper Saturday will be held on October 16th, 2010
Victoria Day Open House
1:30pm - 4:00pm
Join the St. Marys Museum in celebrating the birthday of Queen Victoria! Tea and Victorian treats will be served. Games and activities for the whole family!
Please contact the St. Marys Museum for more information at (519) 284-3556 or by e-mail at email@example.com
MG Car Show - Spring Fling 2010
12:00pm - 2:30pm
The MG Car Club of Toronto chose to host this annual event in our glorious region of Perth County. Visit Milt Dunnell Field to view all of the MG's that will be on display.
Location: Milt Dunnell Field
Contact: Please contact Peter Mittler for more information at (416) 283-7554 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Poster: Spring Fling 2010
Once Upon a Thames Storytelling Festival
June 4th & 5th
Storytellers include La'Ron Williams, Jim May, Dan Yashinsky, Marta Singh, Jan Andrews, Jennifer Cayley & Mike Ford.
Contact: For more information please e-mail email@example.com