Little Touch Ups That Make A Big Difference

You are probably already aware of the major things you need to do

around your home to get it ready for sale. These include getting rid

of clutter, doing minor repairs, and making everything clean and

tidy so every room is as much of a showcase as possible.

But there are a myriad of little touch ups you can do that you may

not have thought of before… touch ups that can make a big

difference in how attractive your home looks to potential buyers.

Here are just a few:

• Paint or replace the mailbox.

• Add a couple of flowering plants to key areas, such as the

dining room, living room, and just outside the front door.

• Patch up any minor cracks in the driveway and walkways.

(If there is a major crack, consider getting it repaired by

a professional.)

• Put out the welcome mat. Literally! And if it's not clean and

completely free of stains, replace it.

• If you have a stainless steel kitchen sink, clean it using a

special stainless steel cleaner and brightener. The effect will

be dramatic; the sink will look like new.

• Use a special spot cleaner to lift any stains from carpeted areas.

• Replace plain or out-of-style light fixtures in the main areas of

your home, such as the hallway and living room. Without

spending a fortune, you can make a big difference in how

these areas look.

• If your kitchen cabinetry is old, consider replacing the

hardware on the doors and drawers. That, along with some

touch-up paint or varnish on worn areas, can make your older

kitchen look young again.

The great thing about these ideas is that they don't cost much

to implement, and you can probably do most of them in less

than a day.

Want more tips on making your home appealing to buyers?

Call today.

Elizabeth Warberg

Elizabeth Warberg

CENTURY 21 Leading Edge Realty Inc., Brokerage*
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