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Tip #1 De-Personalize & De-Clutter
Make the House Half Empty
Clear the closets, walls, shelves, rooms and drawers. everything should be half empty to create the impression of SPACE!
Tip #2 Light it up
Open the Curtains, Shine the Mirrors, and change the Bulbs
Make the space as bright as you can. Open the curtains, windex the windows & mirrors, replace your light bulbs with the highest recommended wattage
Tip #3 Fix, Clean & Shine the House
Give it a Deep Clean.
Just before hitting the market you’ll want to give the home a complete deep clean. Don’t forget to complete all outstanding repairs and projects.
Tip #4 Paint!
Keep Upgrades Simple and Cost Effective
A crisp, clean, professional looking paint job of neutral colours can improve your house or condo’s chance of selling by over 25%.
-Wall Street Journal
Tip #5 Crisp Clean Curtains
Another Simple and Cost Effective Upgrade
A crisp, clean new set of curtains or drapes in a solid colour that matches the room can dramatically improve the show ability of any room.
Tip #6 A Front Door that WOWs!
Start Off on the Right Foot
The first impression buyers have of your home is the front door. Consider it the accent piece of curb appeal.
Tip #7 Floors & Counters that Shine
Hardwood, Ceramic, and Granite are three of the most valuable words in real estate marketing.
Tip #8 The Kitchen & Bathrooms
When you have Time and Money for Larger Investments
The highest value renovations for long term re-sale value are professionally finished kitchens and bathrooms…but keep in mind it’s rare to see an immediate return on large investments.
Tip #9 Service the Furnace, A/C, Hot Water
Cover Your Basis First
One of the most hair raising parts of selling your home is the Home Inspection. Get ahead of it and have your mechanical systems checked and serviced.
Tip #10 Power Wash & Curb Appeal
Presentation is Everything
This is the simple truth of Curb Appeal; you never get a 2nd chance to make a great 1st impression.