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Subject:  Selling Date:  2/18/2013  12:03 PM
Author:  vkg Number:  124784 of 128973

We will be selling our primary residence in two to three months. We previously had been rented for many years. We have reestablished it as our primary residence before selling.

Any suggestions on how to interview real estate agents?

An good real estate agent should be able to tell us what we need to do to make the house show well.

The interior is in good shape. A thorough cleaning after we move out would be needed. We haven't hung anything on the walls since we repainted a couple of years ago. Except for the front door, the house probably won't require paint.

We have enough furniture and stuff to stage the house, and not make it appear that the house is vacant.

I am trying to make a list of the little things we have been ignoring, such as a screen door that needs repair, a garage outlet that ants damaged, a set of blinds that haven't been shortened.

The front yard isn't large. The grass isn't in great shape. I am not certain if we should have the grass replaced. Just before putting it on the market, we will add some annuals to the planters and parking strip to give it some color.

There isn't much on the market around us. Within a half mile, there is one house (large) and two condos. 3 years ago there were a number of foreclosures. They have been worked through. Prices are not back to their high, but have recovered significantly.
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