But there are a myriad of little touch ups you can do that you may not have thought about 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! If it’s not clean and completely free of stains, replace it.
- Clean your stainless steel kitchen sink 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.
- Consider replacing the hardware on the doors and drawers of old kitchen cabinetry. That, along with some touch-up paint or varnish on worn areas, can make your older kitchen look young again.
These simple ideas can have a big impact on first impressions, yet they don’t cost much to implement, and you can probably do most of them in less than a day.
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