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877 HARTFORD AV
Johnston, RI / 02919
MLS# 1069491
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: WINDSOR HILLS
Beds: 3 Beds
Baths: 3 Full / 0 Half
Living Area: 4,257 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 27,197 sq. ft.
Listed by: Ronnie TOSONI RE/MAX Professionals
Office: 401-884-6050
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30 LEDGEFIELD RD
Scituate, RI / 02857
MLS# 1065523
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: NORTH SCITUATE
Beds: 3 Beds
Baths: 3 Full / 0 Half
Living Area: 2,552 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 195,297 sq. ft.
Listed by: Tony Verdi COLDWELL BANKER RESIDENTIAL BR
Office: 401-884-8050
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2 KELLIE ANN CT
Seekonk, MA / 02771
MLS# 1047695
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: ORCHARD ESTATES
Beds: 3 Beds
Baths: 2 Full / 1 Half
Living Area: 2,000 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 15,500 sq. ft.
Listed by: Alyson Roslonek The Mello Group, Inc.
Office: 401-339-1506
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284 LAUREL RIDGE LANE
North Kingstown, RI / 02852
MLS# 1070229
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: MOUNTAIN LAUREL
Beds: 4 Beds
Baths: 5 Full / 0 Half
Living Area: 4,480 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 21,344 sq. ft.
Listed by: Allen Gammons PRUDENTIAL GAMMONS REALTY
Office: 401-886-6100
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0 PENDAR RD
North Kingstown, RI / 02852
MLS# 1065147
Type: Vacant Land
Neighborhood: WEST RT1/QUAIL HOLLOW
Lot Frontage: 430 ft.
Lot Size: 129,150 sq. ft.
Lot Type: Residential
Listed by: Jeanie Gorrie Residential Properties LTD.
Office: 401-885-8400
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10 HOSPITAL RD
East Providence, RI / 02915
MLS# 1068890
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: FORBES
Beds: 3 Beds
Baths: 1 Full / 1 Half
Living Area: 1,840 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 7,500 sq. ft.
Listed by: Carol Muccino Carol Muccino Realty, Llc
Office: 401-828-7200
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232 SEVEN MILE RD
Scituate, RI / 02831
MLS# 1065863
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: SCITUATE
Beds: 3 Beds
Baths: 1 Full / 0 Half
Living Area: 1,392 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 16,000 sq. ft.
Listed by: Debbie Grimaldi RE/MAX 1st Choice
Office: 401-943-6111
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32 HAMILTON FARM RD
North Kingstown, RI / 02852
MLS# 1059731
Type: Condo
Complex Name: HAMILTON FARM CONDOS
Beds: 2 Beds
Baths: 2 Full / 0 Half
Living Area: 1,740 sq. ft.
Style Type: One Level, Other
Listed by: Donna Sabitoni Fieldstone Properties, Inc.
Office: 401-295-0300
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38 MISS FRY DR
East Greenwich, RI / 02818
MLS# 1052296
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: WESTWOOD FARMS
Beds: 5 Beds
Baths: 5 Full / 2 Half
Living Area: 7,588 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 87,120 sq. ft.
Listed by: Janis CAPPELLO COLDWELL BANKER RESIDENTIAL BR
Office: 401-884-8050
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36 WILLIAMS CROSSING RD
Coventry, RI / 02827
MLS# 1068386
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: GREENE
Beds: 3 Beds
Baths: 3 Full / 0 Half
Living Area: 3,218 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 146,362 sq. ft.
Listed by: Raquel Storti Keller Williams Realty
Office: 401-785-1700
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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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