Preparing Your Home For Sale

Quick & Cheap Outdoor Fixes

The appearance of your home's exterior is the first thing a potential buyer will see. To make a lasting first impression, perform these simple tasks to make the outside of your home look as lovely as the inside!

  • In the spring and summer, cut back overgrown shrubs that may hide the house. Potential buyers will be driving by. If the exterior is attractive they'll want to explore further.
  • Water the lawn in summer to create a green, fresh outdoor environment. Keep it neatly trimmed and as weed-free as possible.
  • Place hanging baskets of garden annuals on the front porch to add colour.
  • Keep the walk and drive clear, ice-free and shovelled in winter.
  • Clean up any oil spills on your driveway with drain cleaner.
  • Clean gutters of debris and leaves, repair or replace cracked or broken gutters, downspouts and extensions to ensure proper drainage.
  • Remove toys, bikes, garbage cans and other unnecessary items from the front yard and driveway, so all the buyer sees is a well-groomed property.
  • Organize the garage, storing items at a helpful relative's house.
  • Make sure the doorbell or knocker works & tighten loose door knobs.
  • Paint the front door and entryway a matching colour.
  • Have windows cleaned & use your best blinds, drapes or curtains. Apply new weatherstripping as needed around windows
  • Replace damaged screens.
  • Turn on the porch and/or driveway lights for evening appointments.
  • Secure loose railings.

Quick and Cheap External Fixes

Buyers are very space-conscious and are often "tuned in" to the little details. To make a lasting first impression, perform these simple tasks to make all aspects of your home look as lovely as the inside!

  • Tighten loose door knobs.
  • Have windows cleaned & use your best blinds, drapes or curtains.
  • Place hanging baskets of garden annuals on the balcony to add colour.
  • Ensure the balcony is uncluttered and tidy.
  • Ensure your parking spot is free of debris.
  • Sort and tidy storage locker.

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