IN MY OPINION………
A real estate blog from the desk of Melanie McIntyre, Broker of Record and Owner of Boardwalk Group Realty Inc.
The opinions shared on this blog are the opinions of Melanie McIntyre based on experience working with buyers and sellers in the field of real estate. It is recommended that you always seek the help and advice of qualified licensed trades people to perform maintenance on your home.
- Mow and manicure/ edge your lawn. A well manicured lawn is like a well manicured hand. It creates a great first impression.
- Spruce up your front entry way! Give your front door a fresh coat of paint or stain and repair or replace any loose, squeaky floor boards and railings as soon as possible!
- Light it up! In most cases, a well lit space highlights the attributes. Ensure that all lights work properly, add lighting or update fixtures if necessary.
- Walk around your home and pay attention to the details. Replace missing/ damaged caulking, cracked tiles, damaged hardwood and re-paint worn or scuffed areas to give your home a fresh look.
- Clear your walls! Yes, less is more once again…..If you have an excess of wall art and hanging photos, you may want to consider packing them in advance of your move. Buyers often prefer to see the walls in many cases it will help them to visualize ways to customize the space.
- Add a splash of colour! Adding a colourful accent wall, a single piece of eye catching artwork or bouquets of flowers can work wonders with creating visual interest and serve to show off your space!
- Clear the counter tops! Remove any unnecessary items from your kitchen and bathroom counters. Items such as blenders, food processors, cereal boxes, toothbrushes, toasters etc. should all have a place stored in cabinets and drawers.
- Clean out cluttered drawers, closets and shelving.
- Clear out the clutter! Less is often more when it comes to décor and furnishings in the home. If you cannot walk about a room freely without bumping into the furniture, it’s a sign…you may need to clear out some furniture!
- Remove excess collectibles and personal items such as family photos prior to putting your house on the market. You want a buyer to visualize themselves living in the space.