It is important to attract as many qualified buyers as possible through your house while it is for sale. The first 14 days that your house is on the market are the most important. So, it is very crucial, especially in today's market that your house is not only Priced Right  but also shows its Very Best. In preparing your house for sale it is important to look at your house through a "buyer's eyes." People buy what they see. So look at your house as if you were in a buyer's shoes.  Make your house as appealing and uncluttered as the house you would like to buy.  OUTSIDE    Mow the lawn, trim the trees and shrubs away from the house.  You can' t sell a house if you can' t see it.  Rake leaves, remove dead plants, flowers or shrubs.   Put away tools, garbage cans, hoses, toys, and building materials neatly in the garage.   Check for broken roof shingles, straight lines on gutters, shutters, windows, and siding. Clean windows and front door.  Paint if needed.   Seal or resurface driveway.   Clear patios and decks of planters, flower pots, charcoal, barbecues.   In the front yard, dress up around shrubs and lamp post with  railroad ties, and pine bark mulch, etc. FOYER   Use a bright light bulb in foyer light fixture. Spotlessly clean woodwork, carpeting, and windows throughout the house.   Clear window ledges of all objects to give a nice glimpse inside and out. Repaint walls, if necessary, in a neutral  color such as antique white. LIVING ROOM   Discard worn furniture and move extra to storage area.  Too much furniture makes rooms look small. Visit a model house to get decorating ideas.   Clear away all magazines, books, and unnecessary objects from furniture throughout the house.   Take down pictures that hide walls. Patch nail holes and paint. Add lamps and lighting if dark.   Open curtains.   Set out fresh flowers. KITCHEN   Professionally clean oven and stove.    Replace broken appliances, and repair squeaks, drips, and binds in cabinet drawers.   Clean all appliances inside and out until they are spotless.  Wax and polish floors. Discard old food and leftovers from refrigerator.   Clean refrigerator front of messages, pictures, and magnets. Clear all magazines, small appliances, and cookware from counter tops.   If it hasn't been used for months... put it away!! FAMILY ROOM   Clean fireplace.   Replace carpet if it's a loud color or worn out. (I know, it costs money, but you'll get it back at the close of sale).   Remove all magazines, books, toys, and worn furnishings that might influence a buyer's feeling about the room   Create an easy-going, relaxed atmosphere in your family room.  This is where most families spend their time, so make it look good. BATHROOMS   Remove any unnecessary items from counter tops, tubs, and commode. Put as much away as possible, and make each bathroom look like "a guest bathroom."   Sink, commode, bathtub, tile, and shower curtain should look immaculate, no soap film or hair.   Fix leaky faucets, rust stains, and faulty plumbing that may squeak or bind. Caulk and grout tile. Bleach discolored grout.   Co-ordinate towels to one or two colors only. Place softer bulbs in bath-room fixtures and scented flower arrangements on vanity top. MASTER BEDROOM   This is the second most important-to-be appealing room in a house (after the kitchen, before the family room and garage).   Define areas, sleeping and dressing, by furniture arrangement.  Try to have the bedroom look as simply furnished as possible.   Be sure all clothes are hanging up, not laying out in the room.   Make closets more appealing by storing off-season clothes elsewhere.  Go ahead and pack them up since you're moving anyway. CHILDREN'S BEDROOMS   Here's a challenge:  Ask children or teenagers to help by thoroughly cleaning up their rooms, removing all posters, and questionable photographs.  Low lighting and clutter make bedrooms look smaller or darker than they are.   Patch and paint walls, if necessary.   Open curtains. GARAGE   The ideal garage contains only cars.  But if this is not possible, clean up, fix up, sell, or toss out unneeded items. (This may be your only opportunity.)   Clean and seal cement floor.   Neatly stack tools, clean up work bench and tidy up storage shelf areas. BASEMENT   A finished basement is great! Just follow the same guidelines given for preparing the family room. If unfinished, make sure concrete floor is well swept and clean.   Seal or paint concrete floors (battleship Grey is a good color).  Clean water heater, change filters in furnace and put strong light bulbs in all the fixtures. 2355 BELMONT CENTER DR.  SUITE  104, BELMONT, MI. 49306