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October 30, 2007

Sales Advice

Despite the tough real estate market, Northern San Joaquin Valley agents offered tips to help homeowners sell their houses more quickly.

Despite the tough real estate market, Northern San Joaquin Valley agents offered tips to help homeowners sell their houses more quickly:

PRICE: Research similar homes for sale in the neighborhood, and make sure your house has one of the lowest prices.

CURB APPEAL: Spruce up the front of the house. Cut the grass and edge the borders. Make sure the door has fresh paint.

ODORS: Beware of unpleasant odors, especially from pets or smoking. Use neutral, pleasant scents to make the house smell clean, but don't overdo it.

KITCHEN: Clear the counters of all appliances and other accessories, and place flowers on the table for a finishing touch.

LIVING ROOM: Reduce the clutter, including personal pictures. Buyers want to see the house and themselves in it, not your belongings.

BATHROOMS: They should be spotless. Replace the shower curtain if it looks old or dirty. Colorful soaps can spice up the space.

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