Tips to Increase The Selling Price of Your Home

Posted by Carolle MacIntosh on Tuesday, December 29th, 2020 at 3:44pm.

Make a good first impression when a buyer drives up to your home. The tidiness of your landscaping will give the Buyer the impression that yours is a well kept  home. 

Improve your curb appeal

Here are some inexpensive things you can do to make your curb appeal impressive:

  • Keep the grass cut and well edged
  • Plant some flowers
  • Paint and repair the fence
  • Power wash any stains off the driveway
  • Repair driveway cracks
  • Touch up any bad paint areas
  • Trim hedges and bushes away from windows
  • Treat the lawn with a bit of fertilizer to brighten up the green color

If it isn't possible to do this work yourself then it's totally worth hiring some odd-job people to do it for you. 

Get rid of outdoor clutter

A messy house and yard will make your home look smaller. 
  • Pick up any paper or litter that made its way into your yard
  • Have a garage sale and store any items you want to keep in a storage locker while your home is being marketed
  • Arrange bikes and toys neatly
  • Move the trash cans into the garage

Clean, roomy homes sell faster and for more money

The Backyard
Your backyard is an extension of the living space inside the home. Make it an inviting and comfy space.
  • Scrub your patio furniture 
  • Set up a casual conversation area
  • Create some pretty viewpoints using potted plants or pretty shrubs as a backdrop.
  • Give the garden a once over removing weeds and fluffing up the soil

Your backyard should look clean and organized even in winter.

Exterior Touch-Ups

When the Buyer walks up to the door; what do they see on the way?

  • Tighten loose railings, steps and gutters
  • Are your house numbers visible from the street? If not, make them clearly visible and neatly painted.
  • Is the mailbox in good shape?
  • Freshen up your front door paint and polish the hardware.
  • Fix or replace stubborn key locks 
Proper preparation can result in thousands of extra dollars in your pocket.

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