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Small Home Improvements to Help You Sell Your Home

by Crystal Tost


Introduction You’re planning on selling your home and you’d like to learn some tips to not only better your chances of a sale but also secure the best price? In this presentation, we will check some small home improvements you can make for cheap and which can reap great dividends.


First Impressions You remember what we say about first impressions, right? Well, the façade of your house is the first thing potential buyers will see, so this will play a huge role in how those prospects perceive your property.

Thus, make it look as perfect as possible by: •Repainting/refreshing the bricks •Replacing any shingle that might be missing •Cleaning the gutters and fixing any sagging or leaking part


A Perfect Entrance Picture this: you’ve done everything you could to make your home look as perfect and as welcoming as can be. Your visitors seem enthralled. You’re rubbing your hands, thinking about that sale… until you push the door to the bedroom and hear a creaking sound straight out of a horror movie. Make sure you take care of all your doors and entrances. Oil them, fix them… Don’t forget about your garage door and its opening mechanism either if you have one.


Deforestation Does your garden look like a jungle, with a grass 4 feet high and wild plants running around everywhere? If so, you might want to make it look more civilized before you put your home up for sale. •Trim the hedges •Mow the lawn •Powerwash the backyard •Fix any issue with your fences


Let There Be Light We cannot stress enough the importance of good lighting. This is one of the most essential mood setters in your whole house, so ensure that: •The windows are cleaned and the curtains are drawn back •All the lightbulbs have been changed, for more powerful versions if possible •You use several light sources instead of just 1 or 2 •Move any piece of furniture that might block natural light from coming in


Make it THEIR House When your potential buyers enter your house, you want them to feel like it’s their home. That’s why you want to take all your "identity" out of the deco.

Take down all the family pictures, use neutral colors to repaint the walls, replace your flashy paintings and sculptures with more classic art work.


Conclusion With a little bit of effort, you can really improve the overall appearance of your house and greatly increase your chances of finding a buyer for a good price. Follow the advice we have outlined in this presentation and make the most of this opportunity!


For more information and advice on home improvement and selling real estate, visit: http://calgarylistings.com/


Small Home Improvements to Help You Sell Your Home