Wednesday, October 24, 2007

October 2007

Make a good first impression.
Your entryway sets the tone, so clean the front
door and polish the brass door knocker. If your
welcome mat has lost its luster, replace it with a
new one from your local Lowe’s.

Wash the windows.
On sunny days, the strong southern light
can reveal dirt and grime you might not have
noticed. Sparkling clean windows suggest
to potential buyers that your home is well

Warm it up.
Give your home that “cozy” feel by keeping
the room temperature warm and comfortable
during showings. Build a fire or turn on the gas
logs – but only if you plan on returning home
right after the showing.

Add seasonal touches like warm throws and
fall floral arrangements. Update your planters
with fall favorites such as pansies and mums,
available at Lowe’s.

Give your home a nice aroma
with a cinnamon candle, freshly baked
chocolate chip cookies or a faint pine scent.
But don’t overdo it, as buyers might wonder
what you’re trying to cover up.
Turn on the music.
Create a relaxed atmosphere by playing
classical music or soft jazz, but keep the
volume low.

See the light. Shorter days means less natural
light, so make the most of your indoor and
outdoor living spaces with lighting solutions
from Lowe’s. Visit for
helpful tips on decorating with accent lamps
and installed lighting.

Clean gutters. After the leaves have fallen,
clean your gutters before snow and freezing
rain set in. Clogged drains can cause back ups,
resulting in visible water damage that could
scare buyers away.

Keep walkways clear. When the temperature
drops below freezing, make sure your home
is easy to show by keeping walkways and
driveways free of snow and ice. A treacherous
path to your front door can keep potential
buyers inside their cars!

Paint works wonders. If your walls need
a fresh coat, check out the latest fall color
trends at
trendsfallpalette.asp. Remember that neutrals
work best when selling a home, but you can
use throw pillows and small area rugs to bring
the autumn colors to life.



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