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44 ROSEMARY DR
North Kingstown, RI / 02852
MLS# 1081874
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: DAVISVILLE
Beds: 3 Beds
Baths: 1 Full / 0 Half
Living Area: 1,373 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 8,356 sq. ft.
Listed by: Allen Gammons PRUDENTIAL GAMMONS REALTY
Office: 401-886-6100
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20 W EXTENSION ST
Newport, RI / 02840
MLS# 1070282
Type: Commercial
Neighborhood:
# of Buildings: 1
Total Sq Ft: 11,600 sq. ft.
Building Type: Commercial, Warehouse, Industrial, Food/Beverage, Hotel/Motel, Office, Retail, Mixed, Other
Listed by: Gordon King WILLIAM RAVEIS CHAPMAN ENSTONE
Office: 401-846-3800
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31 SPRUCE RD
South Kingstown, RI / 02879
MLS# 1075685
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: OCEAN RIDGE
Beds: 2 Beds
Baths: 1 Full / 0 Half
Living Area: 736 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 6,970 sq. ft.
Listed by: Gayle Moone Real Estate Masters, Inc.
Office: 401-738-1130
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14 BROOKWOOD RD
Cranston, RI / 02910
MLS# 1072100
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: FOREST HILLS
Beds: 3 Beds
Baths: 2 Full / 0 Half
Living Area: 2,065 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 4,500 sq. ft.
Listed by: Jan Parrillo Parrillo Realty Group, LLC
Office: 401-228-6660
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82 CEDAR ST
Rehoboth, MA / 02769
MLS# 1069744
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: SOUTH REHOBOTH
Beds: 6 Beds
Baths: 4 Full / 2 Half
Living Area: 6,001 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 1,040,213 sq. ft.
Listed by: Ronnie TOSONI RE/MAX Professionals
Office: 401-884-6050
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30 LENIHAN LANE
East Greenwich, RI / 02818
MLS# 1074958
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: THE WOODS
Beds: 4 Beds
Baths: 5 Full / 1 Half
Living Area: 7,266 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 44,694 sq. ft.
Listed by: Janis CAPPELLO COLDWELL BANKER RESIDENTIAL BR
Office: 401-884-8050
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0 TOWER HILL RD
Cumberland, RI / 02864
MLS# 1008191
Type: Vacant Land
Neighborhood: TOWER HILL
Lot Frontage: 1,742 ft.
Lot Size: 2,265,120 sq. ft.
Lot Type: Residential, Agriculture
Listed by: Debra Jobin RE/MAX River's Edge - Bristol
Office: 401-254-1776
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5 INDIAN TRL
Narragansett, RI / 02874
MLS# 1065205
Type: Condo
Complex Name: INDIAN TRAIL CONDOS
Beds: 2 Beds
Baths: 1 Full / 0 Half
Living Area: 1,182 sq. ft.
Style Type: One Level
Listed by: Donna Sabitoni Fieldstone Properties, Inc.
Office: 401-295-0300
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25 PRIMROSE LANE
Johnston, RI / 02919
MLS# 1070979 BACK ON MKT
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: JOHNSTON
Beds: 3 Beds
Baths: 2 Full / 1 Half
Living Area: 1,877 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 20,000 sq. ft.
Listed by: Mary Iacono COLDWELL BANKER RESIDENTIAL BR
Office: 401-884-8050
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151 LATEN KNIGHT RD
Cranston, RI / 02921
MLS# 1068419
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: WESTERN CRANSTON
Beds: 8 Beds
Baths: 6 Full / 1 Half
Living Area: 4,300 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 435,600 sq. ft.
Listed by: Jason Corsini Northeast Realty Asssociates
Office: 401-935-8082
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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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