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503 East Church Street, Sandwich


664 W. Veteran's Parkway, Yorkville


When Selling Your Home

Make repairs around the house yourself or hire someone to make those repairs for you.  Broken or outdated things around your house will only be a “red-flag” to potential buyers.  Put your best foot forward before you place the “for sale” sign in your front yard. You only have one time to make a first impression! Stage the house. Staging involves deeply cleaning, decluttering, depersonalizing and arranging furnishings to make your house as appealing as possible. According to a survey by the International Association of Home Staging Professionals and, 95% of staged homes sell in 23 days or less, on average. So we painted the walls in a stairway that were scuffed and the ceiling of our kitchen and sunroom because they had some stains. I packed up most of my family photos that were on shelves, tables and walls. If necessary, get a storage unit, so you can clean out closets and put items we weren’t regularly using into it.

Swanson Real Estate

815-786-9418 Sandwich

630-553-3333 Yorkville

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