Luke Makris

Re/Max Crossroads Realty Inc. Brokerage

Independently owned and operated

Main: 905-924-LUKE (5853)

Phone: 416-258-LUKE (5853)

Toll: 1-800-387-6037

Email: get_info@soldbyluke.com

                               

Little Improvements = Big Returns

 

It's always a good idea to spruce up the exterior and interior of your home before listing it for sale. But that doesn't mean you have to undertake major and/or expensive renovations. Just a little effort will greatly increase the perceived value of your home. After all, if you wanted to undertake a large-scale renovation, you probably wouldn't be selling! Here are some simple steps you can take to increase the perceived value of your home and make a great first impression.

Exterior Appearance

  • Keep lawns cut
  • Trim hedges and shrubs
  • Weed and edge gardens
  • Clear driveway and clean up oil spills
  • Clean out garage
  • Power wash driveway and siding
  • Touch up paint
  • Plant colorful, inexpensive flowers. In pots if necessary

At The Front Door

  • Clean porch and foyer
  • Ensure door bell works
  • Repair any broken screens
  • Fresh paint or varnish front door
  • Oil Squeaky doors
  • Repair door locks and key access

Create a Buying Mood

  • Make sure your home smells fresh and clean
  • Turn on lights, use high wattage bulbs
  • Turn on air conditioner/heater
  • Open the drapes and the light in
  • Light the fireplace

Create Space

  • Clear halls and stairs of clutter
  • Store surplus furniture
  • Clear kitchen counter and stove top
  • Clear closets of unnecessary clothing and shoes
  • Remove empty boxes and containers

Maintenance

  • Repair leaking taps and toilets
  • Clean furnace and filters
  • Tighten door knobs and latches
  • Repair cracked plaster
  • Apply fresh coat of pain or touch up where necessary
  • Clean and repair windows
  • Repair and clean seals around tubs and basins
  • Replace defective light bulbs
  • Oil squeaking doors
  • Repair squeaking floor boards

Squeaky Clean

  • Clean and freshen bathrooms
  • Clean fridge and stove (in and out)
  • Clean around heating vents
  • Clean washer and dryer
  • Clean carpets, drapes and window blinds
  • Eliminate pet odors and stains

 

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