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How Do I Prep My Home For Sale?

Within 30 seconds of walking through the door, buyers first impression is either positive or negative. Making a first impression is lasting.

There are many ways to give your home a facelift with out spending lots of money. See the following for the most significant impact:

Outside: Curb Appeal


• De-clutter and keep lawn decorations to a minimum.
• Mow yard and trim trees & shrubs.
• Add bushes and flowers if you dont have enough landscapping.
• Sweep or wash off sidewalks, deck or porch and driveway.
• Remove personalized fixtures.
• Put all toys away.
• Fix damaged exterior issues with siding, roof, gutters etc.
• Welcome mat
• Try to clean all windows, patio doors inside and out.


TIP:

Please leave your house while it's being shown to potential buyers, you presence may make them feel awkward.


On a personal level, think about writing a letter about your neighborhood that includes what you really like about your home and neighborhood.

 Inside: CLEAN EVERYTHING!


Check for dust on basebords, ceiling fans, light fixtures, cobwebs on ceilings and MORE.
De-clutter your home. Rent a storage container if you need to. This is very important.

• Get a fresh coat of paint to the walls.
• Remove family photos and pack up excessive wall decorations. 
• Remove personal items; like collections and trophies.
• Replace worn/old carpets, and shampoo carpets that are dirty but still in good shape.
• Polish/wax wood floors.
• You may add fresh flowers or plants but try not to over do it.
• Opening blinds and shades to let the light in.
• Ask a neighbor or friend to come over and locate any odors that need to be addressed.
• If you own a pet please take  them with you while your home is being shown.

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Local Expert Updates

Karen Schuiteman Office Assistant (Real Estate Agent)

Karen Schuiteman

Office Assistant

712.722.0045


Rachel Hoogeveen Sales Associate (Real Estate Agent)

Rachel Hoogeveen

Sales Associate

712.441.5100

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Kimberly Dekkers Sales Associate (Real Estate Agent)

Kimberly Dekkers

Sales Associate

605.610.5138

712.722.0045


Donna De Weerd Broker/Owner (Real Estate Agent)

Donna De Weerd

Broker/Owner

712.441.5627

712.722.0045


Darla Van't Hul Sales Associate (Real Estate Agent)

Darla Van't Hul

Sales Associate

712.578.9621

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Community Updates

Darla Van't Hul Sales Associate (Real Estate Agent)

Darla Van't Hul

Sales Associate

712.578.9621

darlamaevh@gmail.com

Boyden-Hull Community Schools

Hull

Boyden-Hull students will learn the basics of education and will be provided with beneficial technology and expansive career opportunities. They will be encouraged to participate in community service,

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Kimberly Dekkers Sales Associate (Real Estate Agent)

Kimberly Dekkers

Sales Associate

605.610.5138

kadekkers@icloud.com

Steps to Buying a House Checklist

Hawarden

Now that you’ve found your dream home, here’s how to breeze through the buying process. Get detailed instructions: How to Buy a House

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Donna De Weerd Broker/Owner (Real Estate Agent)

Donna De Weerd

Broker/Owner

712.441.5627

donnadw@mtcnet.net

Sioux Center Indoor Fair - March 20 & 21

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“The Show of ALL Home Shows” is a comment we get quite often from our exhibitors. We are proud to say this event has been taking place for over 50 years. Each year, during the 3rd full week of March,

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