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30 FOX RUN
East Greenwich, RI / 02818
MLS# 1070441
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: SIGNAL RIDGE
Beds: 4 Beds
Baths: 2 Full / 1 Half
Living Area: 3,097 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 45,302 sq. ft.
Listed by: Allen Gammons PRUDENTIAL GAMMONS REALTY
Office: 401-886-6100
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38 MIDDLE HWY
Barrington, RI / 02806
MLS# 1066902
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: PRIMROSE
Beds: 4 Beds
Baths: 2 Full / 1 Half
Living Area: 2,478 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 17,000 sq. ft.
Listed by: Nancy Weaver Residential Properties, Ltd.
Office: 401-245-9600
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0 JULIANA DR
Cranston, RI / 02921
MLS# 1045401
Type: Vacant Land
Neighborhood: WESTERN
Lot Frontage: 277 ft.
Lot Size: 79,972 sq. ft.
Lot Type: Residential, Total Residential Development
Listed by: Janis CAPPELLO COLDWELL BANKER RESIDENTIAL BR
Office: 401-884-8050
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170 PROVIDENCE PIKE
North Smithfield, RI / 02896
MLS# 1067888
Type: Condo
Complex Name: Laurelwood
Beds: 2 Beds
Baths: 2 Full / 0 Half
Living Area: 1,682 sq. ft.
Style Type: One Level, Registered Adult Community, Green Construction
Listed by: Michelle Keach RE/MAX 1st Choice
Office: 401-943-6111
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5 ROCKLAND ST
Narragansett, RI / 02882
MLS# 1052820
Type: Condo
Complex Name: ROCKLAND COTTAGES
Beds: 3 Beds
Baths: 2 Full / 1 Half
Living Area: 1,365 sq. ft.
Style Type: Town House
Listed by: Shawna Amitrano Fiore Realty Corp.
Office: 401-792-7107
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42 KIMBALL ST
Providence, RI / 02908
MLS# 1071595
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: MT PLEASANT ELMHURST TRIGGS GOLF
Beds: 3 Beds
Baths: 1 Full / 1 Half
Living Area: 2,582 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 5,226 sq. ft.
Listed by: Janis CAPPELLO COLDWELL BANKER RESIDENTIAL BR
Office: 401-884-8050
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37 NAMQUID DR
Middletown, RI / 02842
MLS# 1067380
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: BIRCHWOOD
Beds: 3 Beds
Baths: 2 Full / 1 Half
Living Area: 1,952 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 8,276 sq. ft.
Listed by: William Ramey KELLER WILLIAMS RLTY NEWPORT
Office: 401-845-9200
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76 CARVER LANE
Narragansett, RI / 02882
MLS# 1071202
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: EAST POND HEIGHTS
Beds: 4 Beds
Baths: 2 Full / 0 Half
Living Area: 2,848 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 17,860 sq. ft.
Listed by: Ernie ESPOSITO RE/MAX FLAGSHIP, INC.
Office: 401-789-2255
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160 ALLEGRA LANE
North Kingstown, RI / 02852
MLS# 1073707 NEW
Type: Condo
Complex Name: SLOCUM HEIGHTS
Beds: 2 Beds
Baths: 2 Full / 0 Half
Living Area: 1,600 sq. ft.
Style Type: One Level
Listed by: Bob Medeiros Watermark Realty, LLC
Office: 401-921-5300
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1850 MINERAL SPRING AV
North Providence, RI / 02904
MLS# 1065949
Type: Commercial
Neighborhood:
# of Buildings: 1
Total Sq Ft: 4,136 sq. ft.
Building Type: Retail, Commercial
Listed by: Kathy Souza RE/MAX Preferred
Office: 401-353-2200
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Prepare Your Home For Sale

Preparing a home for sale can be a cause of anxiety for sellers. Homeowners who are preparing to sell sometimes try to do too much to improve their property, while other times they do too little.

While some structural improvements may be necessary, others are best left for the buyers who will want the freedom to select their own choice of materials or colors. For example a leaky faucet in the bathroom should be repaired, but it shouldn't be necessary to install a new tile floor in that bathroom. In most cases, a thorough cleaning and some fresh paint are the two most important preparations the seller can undertake to create the best presentation and speed the sale of the home.

Here is a list of ten things homeowners should do to prepare a home for sale:

  1. Paint and clean the front entrance. First impressions cannot be under-estimated. Your home's curb appeal depends upon how the property looks to prospective buyers when they first arrive and before they even set foot inside the home. A fresh coat of paint, especially for the front entrance, can take years off the life of your home.
  2. Replace or polish light fixtures, particularly those at the front door and inside the front foyer. A well lit home is welcoming and warm.
  3. Clean the yard. Remove toys, bicycles, refuse containers and any old scrap materials, and make sure the lawn is mowed and shrubs or other perennials are properly clipped. A fresh bed of mulch around flowerbeds or shrubs is like a fresh coat of paint for your yard.
  4. Wash all the windows inside and out, and remove screens to further improve the sparkling clean quality of the glass. This often over-looked cleaning is not difficult and improves the look of the house from outside, while enhancing the quality of light inside.
  5. Scrub the interior of the home thoroughly, including painted walls, floorboards, light fixtures and switches, as well as floors and bathrooms. Clean and polish the surface of the stovetop and all sinks. Clean the interiors of the oven, refrigerator and/or microwave oven. The house will not only be clean, it will smell clean, and if you have pets, consider removing their litter-boxes or sleeping beds to a garage location when visitors are expected. A light air deodorizer is especially helpful if pets live in the house. Keeping the home this clean is an effort that will pay for itself in a speedier sale.
  6. Eliminate all clutter. Do your best to keep counter-tops bare. Cabinets and closets also should be empty except for only the most necessary storage. Photos or collectibles may be your personal joy, but they can be a distraction for buyers who are more interested in a clear view of how much space the home offers. Eliminating clutter will make the rooms look bigger and storage spaces more adequate.
  7. Repair basic utilities. As previously noted, dripping faucets, sticky windows and loose doorknobs are basic repairs that should be made before showing the house. Make sure all window and door locks work, and that the toilets don't run.
  8. Fresh paint may be appropriate for ceilings or walls of the interior, but be sure to select the most neutral colors and tones of white, beige or blue. A fresh coat of paint (if needed) makes the house feel and look newer, but the buyers won't want to face re-painting if your colors clash with their furnishings.
  9. Hire a carpet cleaner to shampoo rugs. In most cases, spots and pet stains can be cleaned with a professional effort and it is not usually necessary to replace carpeting. If the rugs are so worn they need to be replaced, remember the neutral colors rule.
  10. Plan to vacate the premises whenever the home is being shown. Prospective buyers need the freedom to envision themselves living in the property, and they want the comfort of asking questions without worrying about the seller's feelings.
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