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Little Improvements = Big Returns

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 project.

Just a little effort will greatly increase the perceived value of your home. After all, if you wanted to undertake a large-scale project, 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
  • Touch up paint
  • Plant colourful, 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
  • Repair door locks and key access

Create a Buying Mood

  • Make sure your home smells fresh and clean
  • Turn on lights
  • Turn on air conditioner/heater
  • Open the drapes
  • 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 stuff
  • Remove empty boxes and containers
  • Put away personal photos so buyers can envision the house as theirs

Maintenance

  • Repair leaking taps and toilets
  • Clean furnace and filters
  • Tighten door knobs and latches
  • Repair cracked plaster
  • Apply fresh coat of paint or touch up where necessary
  • Clean and repair windows
  • Repair 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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Yonge Street Office

3434 Yonge Street

Toronto, Ontario, M4N 2M9

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College Street Office

968 College Street

Toronto, Ontario, M6H 1A5

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Riverdale Office

724 Pape Avenue

Toronto, Ontario, M4K 3S7

Tel: 416-462-1888  •  
Fax: 416-462-3135

Central Office

723 Mount Pleasant Road

Toronto, Ontario, M4S 2N4

Tel: 416-486-5588  •  
Fax: 416-486-0000

Beach Office

2237 Queen Street East

Toronto, Ontario, M4E 1G1

Tel: 416-699-9292  •  
Fax: 416-699-8576

Dorset Office

1066 Main Street, P. O Box 337

Dorset, Ontario, P0A 1E0

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Fax: 705-766-2800

Fairview Office

245 Fairview Mall Drive, Suite 108

Toronto, Ontario, M2J 4T1

Tel: 416-494-7653  •  

Fax: 416-494-0016

Richmond Hill Office

8 Weldrick Road West

Richmond Hill, Ontario, L4C 3T8

Tel: 905-883-4922  •  
Fax: 905-883-1521

Muskoka Office

113 Medora Street, Box 457

Port Carling, Ontario, P0B 1J0

Tel: 705-765-6801  •  
Fax: 705-765-6253

 

 

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