Small improvements to your home could greatly increase the perceived value of your property. It is always a good idea to freshen up the interior and exterior of your home before putting it on the market. This does not necessarily mean you have to go out and spend a lot of money to make it happen. There are many things you could do on your own to make your home look perfect.


Here are some simple steps you could take to help increase the perceived value of your home, and make a great first impression:


  • Keep your lawn cut
  • Weed and edge gardens
  • Keep your driveway clear and clean oil spills
  • Clean out your garage
  • Do small paint touch ups
  • Clean porch
  • Make sure the doorbell works
  • Repair broken screens
  • Repair door locks


Create Space

  • Clear halls and closets of clutter
  • Store excess furniture
  • Clear kitchen counter and stove top
  • Remove empty boxes and containers
  • Put away personal photos- this helps the buyer envision the home as their own!



  • Repair taps and toilets
  • Clean furnace and filters
  • Repair cracked plaster
  • Clean and repair windows
  • Repair seals around tubs and basins
  • Replace burnt out light bulbs
  • Oil squeaking doors
  • Repair squeaking floor boards


Keep it Clean

  • Clean bathrooms
  • Clean appliances in and out
  • Clean around heating vents
  • Clean washer and dryer
  • Clean carpets
  • Eliminate pet odors and stains


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