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166 WHEELER AV
Cranston, RI / 02905
MLS# 1064863 NEW
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: EDGEWOOD
Beds: 5 Beds
Baths: 2 Full / 0 Half
Living Area: 3,584 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 13,360 sq. ft.
Listed by: Allen Gammons PRUDENTIAL GAMMONS REALTY
Office: 401-886-6100
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239 SEASIDE DR
Jamestown, RI / 02835
MLS# 1043447
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: JAMESTOWN SHORES
Beds: 3 Beds
Baths: 3 Full / 0 Half
Living Area: 2,184 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 18,153 sq. ft.
Listed by: Donna SABITONI Fieldstone Properties, Inc.
Office: 401-295-0300
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188 - 190 VERMONT AV
Providence, RI / 02905
MLS# 1053214
Type: Multi-Family
Neighborhood: WASHINGTON PARK
# of Units: 2
Total Beds: | Unit1(2), Unit2(3), Beds
Total Baths: 2 | Unit1(1), Unit2(1), Full
Building Area: 1,725 sq. ft.
Listed by: Kathy Souza RE/MAX Preferred
Office: 401-353-2200
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199 BAYVIEW AV
Warwick, RI / 02818
MLS# 1046998
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: COWESETT LOVE LANE
Beds: 7 Beds
Baths: 3 Full / 1 Half
Living Area: 4,457 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 156,380 sq. ft.
Listed by: Janis CAPPELLO COLDWELL BANKER RESIDENTIAL BR
Office: 401-884-8050
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4 BROADVIEW DR
Barrington, RI / 02806
MLS# 1063092
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: NAYATT - BRICKPOND
Beds: 4 Beds
Baths: 2 Full / 1 Half
Living Area: 2,202 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 14,793 sq. ft.
Listed by: Nancy Weaver Residential Properties, Ltd.
Office: 401-245-9600
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$479,900 Mortgage Calculator
536 STONY LANE
North Kingstown, RI / 02852
MLS# 1061825
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: STONY LANE
Beds: 3 Beds
Baths: 3 Full / 0 Half
Living Area: 2,502 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 193,842 sq. ft.
Listed by: Allen Gammons PRUDENTIAL GAMMONS REALTY
Office: 401-886-6100
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$274,900 Mortgage Calculator
1155 HOPE ST
Bristol, RI / 02809
MLS# 1053655
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: HOPE STREET
Beds: 3 Beds
Baths: 1 Full / 1 Half
Living Area: 1,312 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 9,750 sq. ft.
Listed by: Jennifer Mello The Mello Group, Inc.
Office: 401-339-1506
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2 SPYGLASS CIR
Hopkinton, RI / 02832
MLS# 1058152
Type: Condo
Complex Name: RESIDENCES@FENNER HILL
Beds: 2 Beds
Baths: 2 Full / 1 Half
Living Area: 2,700 sq. ft.
Style Type: Town House
Listed by: Janis CAPPELLO COLDWELL BANKER RESIDENTIAL BR
Office: 401-884-8050
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$399,900 Mortgage Calculator
25 BAY LAWN AV
Warwick, RI / 02888
MLS# 1061322
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: PAWTUXET VILLAGE
Beds: 3 Beds
Baths: 3 Full / 1 Half
Living Area: 1,890 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 7,047 sq. ft.
Listed by: Allen Gammons PRUDENTIAL GAMMONS REALTY
Office: 401-886-6100
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245 BEECHWOOD DR
Cranston, RI / 02921
MLS# 1026758
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: RIDGEWOOD
Beds: 4 Beds
Baths: 3 Full / 0 Half
Living Area: 3,684 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 80,000 sq. ft.
Listed by: Doug Jeffrey Signature Properties, Inc.
Office: 401-273-1900
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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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