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10 Ways to Prep Your Home for Sale!


10 Ways to Prep Your Home for Sale!


1.      First Impressions are most important, make your front door and home entrance inviting - this will set the tone for potential buyers as they view the rest of the home.


2.      Keep your home free from over-powering scents and smells. Pay attention to pet odors and clean the fridge regularly, it helps to burn pleasant smelling candles or put out fresh flowers before showings.


3.      Avoid extreme paint colors and themes. Neutral colors leave buyers with less work to do if they buy the house. Most potential buyers love the move-in ready feel!


4.      Take down photographs on the fridge or mantel. They may cloud a potential buyers ability to picture themselves in the house.


5.      Small home repairs should be taken care of before you list your home, even if they look like small repairs, buyers may be turned off by the idea that there are too many things to fix.


6.      Over-crowded closets may give the illusion that your home doesn't have enough storage space. Make sure your closets and drawers are clutter-free.


7.      Remove some of your furniture to help your home appear more spacious. Store excess furniture in your garage or consider investing in a storage unit to temporarily store large items that are just collecting dust!


8.      Think about your current curb appeal. First looks and impressions are vital, buyers often drive by before scheduling a showing. Keep your lawn and pathways maintained.


9.      Replace outdated hardware on your cabinets or replace outlet covers for a new, updated look.


10.  You may get last minute showing requests from motivated and interested buyers. Keep your home clean at all times for any last minute showings!


South Burlington, Vermont Open House - Sunday 1/31, 1-3 PM

This Sunday, January 31, 2015 from 1:00-3:00pm, Geri Reilly Real Estate is hosting an Open House! Join us at U8 Grandview Drive in South Burlington. Stop by to say "hi" and take a look around!

We look forward to seeing you there!


U8 Grandview Drive, South Burlington

Move right in and enjoy the easy living from this two bedroom, one bath townhouse with open floor plan, 1st floor laundry, galley kitchen with lots of cabinets, dining room with slider to private back deck. Spacious and sunny bedrooms with large closets, lots of storage throughout, unbeatable location, walk to schools, Dorset Park, bike path and shopping. Easy access to I-89 and UVM Medical Center. Vacant and ready for occupancy!

MLS# 4459109 / $149,900

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Milton, Vermont Open House - Sunday 1/17, 1-3 PM

This Sunday, January 17, 2016 from 1:00-3:00pm, Geri Reilly Real Estate is hosting an Open House! Join us at 15 Clifford Drive #101 in Milton. Stop by to say "hi" and take a look around!

We look forward to seeing you there!

15 Clifford Drive #101, Milton

15 Clifford Drive #101, Milton


Shows like a "model home". Beautiful upgrades throughout, you will truly enjoy the beautiful cherry hardwood floors, open and sunny floor plan, gourmet kitchen with beautiful granite counters including center island and custom maple cabinets, new kitchen appliances, upgraded lighting throughout, 9' ceilings on the first floor, gas fireplace in the living room, great open space for entertaining guests and family, separate finished room off of garage - perfect for den, office or music room. 2nd floor master suite with walk-in closet and separate den or exercise room and upgraded bath with tiled shower and tub. Plus 2 spacious guest bedrooms, enjoy the private back deck or covered front porch, basement is 4' crawl space great for storage and utilities. Attached 1.5 garage, plenty of parking. Convenient location, walk to eateries and shopping, easy access to I-89, Burlington, UVM Medical Center and St. Albans.

MLS# 4455481 / $279,900 / 3 BR/3 BA

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