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10 Things to Do Before You List Your House

Straighten the Mail Box
Don't go overboard; just a trim will do.
Don't go overboard; just a trim will do.

If your house is the one with the tilted mailbox that looks like a diseased tooth, you're probably cringing right now. Straighten it up! Haven't you ever heard of curb appeal? You want potential buyers to drive by and think someone else's home (and not yours) is the eye sore. If you're planning on listing your home, you have to lure people inside. To do that, you've got to eliminate the telltale signs that the property isn't owned by a Stepford family.

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