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Home Improvement Tips

It simply makes sense to clean up both the interior and exterior of your home before listing it for sale. But that doesn’t mean you have to undertake major home renovation projects in order to sell your home. With a little effort you can increase the perceived value of your home by a great margin.

Here are some simple things to keep in mind that you can do to increase the perceived value of your home and make the perfect first impression.

Exterior of Home At The Front Door Setting The Right Mood   
Keep lawns cut and trim hedges and bushes Clean porch and foyer Make sure your home smells fresh and clean
Power wash home exterior Ensure door bell works Turn on lights
Weed and edge gardens Repair any broken screens

Turn on air conditioner / heater

Clear driveway, clean out garage and clean stains

Fresh paint or varnish front door

Open the drapes
Plant colorful flowers Repair any damages to the door and/or locks Light the fireplace
     
Maximize Open Space Maintenance Squeaky Clean
Clear halls and stairs of clutter Repair leaking taps and toilets Clean and freshen bathrooms
Clear kitchen counter and stove top Clean furnace and filters Clean fridge and stove
Clear closets of unnecessary items Tighten door knobs and latches Clean around heating vents
Remove empty boxes and storage Repair cracked plaster and apply fresh coat of paint/touch ups where necessary Clean washer and dryer
Put away personal photos so buyers can envision the house as theirs Clean and repair windows Clean carpets, drapes and window blinds