Some homes have basic plastic light switches and plugs. It is relatively easy to upgrade the light switch covers. The best places to do this are bathrooms, kitchen, master bedroom, and at the front entrance. Some older homes do not have GFCI (ground-fault circuit interrupter) outlets. These outlets (they have a red reset button) are used whenever proximity to water increases the risk of shock. To improve safety and increase home value replace regular outlets with GFCI’s in the kitchen, bathrooms, laundry room, and anywhere possibly exposed to water.

Dimmer switches are also a nice touch to add in bedrooms, hallways, and living rooms. It is important to minimize clutter if you are getting ready to sell. You want your prospective buyers to feel comfortable, to “feel at home.” This is more likely if overflowing laundry baskets aren’t visible. It’s a good idea to put extra stuff in the attic or the garage, as long as it’s out of the way and out of view. A good handyman can help with quick touchups or minor repairs. I have a good handyman if you need one.

We are looking forward to Thanksgiving next week.  Have fun getting ready for this great holiday. Call me. Love, Robin.

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