Ok, it’s time to sell, now what? What can you do to make your home more attractive to those potential buyers coming in the front door? Before they even get to the front door, how can you appeal to them from the curb? You want to attract the perfect home buyer, not repel them with things that could easily be fixed. Here are some ideas from Ottawa real estate agents on how to upgrade your home to attract buyers without breaking the bank:
Why not greet potential home buyers with fresh spring flowers at the front door or along the porch? And nothing says that a home is well-cared for and loved than a freshly mowed lawn and cleanly swept driveway and walkway. Liven up the front of your house with a fresh coat of paint on the front door or garage entry. Don’t forget to fix the sticky keyhole. You may know the trick by now, but it’s a turnoff for potential home buyers to have to struggle to get in the front door. Buy a new knob and lockset.
People won’t even notice the potential of your home if all they see is clutter everywhere they look. It doesn’t take a dime to declutter your home, but it will open up the space and welcome people into your home. Declutter the front hall and foyer closet. Continue through the house, but don’t clean it to the point it looks sterile. You want the home to look lived in, but cared for.
Your kitchen may need a bit of a facelift. You don’t need to invest in a lengthy and costly overhaul – itʼs amazing what some new door handles will do to spruce it up.
If you donʼt have the time, get a professional in to clean the windows inside and out. Donʼt forget to dust and clean the blinds. Freshly cleaned windows will help show off the efforts you put into cleaning up the exterior as well.
Time to apply some elbow grease. Scrub grout, apply fresh caulking, and upgrade to a new faucet if necessary. Don’t overlook the toilet seat .A clean home speaks for itself, donʼt go heavy on the air-fresheners. Your potential home buyer will wonder what you are trying to cover up.
These small but important items will help make your home more attractive, and hopefully draw more and better offers on your home. If you would like any more suggestions to upgrade the look of your home, Ottawa real estate agents would be happy to help.