Little Fixes Can Make a Big Difference

You are probably already aware of the major fixes you need to do around your home to get it ready for sale. However, you may not recognize that there are also many little fixes to be done. These little fixes can make a big difference to how buyers feel about your property.

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These bigger things you can do often include getting rid of clutter, replacing appliances that aren’t working properly, replacing carpets, doing minor repairs, and making everything clean and tidy so every room is as much of a showcase as possible.

However, there are a myriad of little fixes you can do that you may not even be aware of. These touch ups can really make a huge difference in how attractive your home looks to potential buyers. Sometimes it’s the little things that are most noticeable to people!

Here are just a few of those little fixes:
  • 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.
  • While you’re at it, replace any outdated or damaged light plates.
  • Also – make sure the bulbs match! By this I mean the same colour of bulb in all the fixtures in the space.
  • Touch up the paint. You may not need to paint every room (that would certainly fall under a major fix to do!) but you should take the time to touch up the paint on both the walls and the trim.
  • Don’t forget to do the above in the stairwell as well!
  • Make sure any windows and mirrors are clean and (this is important!) streak free!
  • 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 little fixes 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. Want more tips on making your home appealing to buyers? Call or email anytime, my team and I are happy to help!


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