5 Ways to Improve Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Saturday Apr 01st, 2017

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Curb appeal is one of the most important things to consider when listing your home for sale. But, as owners, we can sometimes become blind to the things that potential buyers may notice, like an unruly garden or chipped exterior paint. Even though these issues may seem small, they can make your home look dated or uninviting – two things that can deter potential buyers from wanting to see more.

Don’t get caught in the dreaded drive-by trap! Here are five easy suggestions to help improve your home’s curb appeal without spending a lot of money or effort:

1.    Gardens and Flowers
Buyers are drawn to colourful flowers and green shrubbery, and they make your home look welcoming and well cared for too. To add some freshness to your garden, choose shrubs and flowers that require as little care as possible. After a long day of showings, the last thing you want to do is tend to your garden too.

2.    Trim Trees and Shrubs
Overgrown trees and shrubs can hide your home and its beautiful features; not to mention, make it look unkempt and unloved. By simply trimming back your existing trees and shrubs, potential buyers will be much more inclined to view your home and feel welcomed when they approach your property.

3.    Fresh Paint
A fresh coat of paint can go a long way to making an old house look new again. And, you don’t need to paint the whole outside! Most of the time, simply repainting old wooden-framed windows and doors can breathe new life into your home’s exterior. Also, if you have rusted railings, a quick lick of paint will get them looking new again.

4.    Walkways, Curbing and Grass
The grounds on your property are just as important as the actual house itself. Making sure that walkways are clean and safe is very important, as is a nicely manicured lawn. You don’t want buyers to be distracted by broken up concrete or a lawn full of weeds!

5.    Regular Maintenance
Once you get your home’s curb appeal in tip-top shape, you must remember to maintain it too. That means regularly cleaning out your gutters, power washing your walkways and driveway, weeding your lawn and gardens, deadheading flowers, topping up mulch and keeping your property looking neat and tidy. Even just a few minutes a day is all you need.

Your Mississauga Real Estate Sales Representative
If you are thinking of selling your home, now is the time to list! However, with the competition being so fierce in Mississauga, you need the knowledge and expertise of an experienced real estate agent to help you navigate the process of selling your home. 

That is where I can help. I provide all of my sellers with a full-service approach, which includes:

•    An objective property analysis to see how your home is positioned against local competition
•    A thorough Mississauga real estate market analysis to ensure your home is priced right
•    Contacts to local industry experts to help you whip your home into shape before listing 
•    Top-notch marketing services to share your home with the widest possible audience
•    Sharp negotiation and closing services to sell your house fast and for top dollar

Don’t leave your greatest asset to just any realtor! Choose a real estate professional that has the experience and track record to successfully sell your home in today’s very challenging market.

To request a free home evaluation to see what your house is worth, please contact me directly for more information. I look forward to hearing from you!


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