Expert tips on improving your home before sale

1. Hiring the right Real Estate Agent


To sell your house faster, a good Agent might just be all you need. Make sure you choose one who’s not just good at marketing, but is “hungry” to sell your property. If you are selling an investment property, focus on finding an investor friendly agent. This is the easiest step- with free comparison sites like

2. Pressure wash driveway and any decks


You probably haven’t noticed just how much dirt has slowly accumulated on your driveway and deck over the years – but trust me: it’s not clean. First impressions are everything – so make sure your first impression shines.

3. New mailbox


The mailbox is often overlooked as a trivial part of the home- but having a brand new mailbox is another simple and inexpensive way to show potential buyers that the house is fresh and updated.

4. Fresh mulch, grass, or plants outside


Landscaping is a small cost, yet is one of the most important things to do to help sell a house. The good thing is it generally just requires some sweat equity and an afternoon trimming the lawn and garden.

5. Spray and plug-in air fresheners


I’m sure you’ve heard the claims before – the human sense of smell can trigger powerful emotions in a potential buyer. A fresh scent signifies “new” – which everyone loves!

6. Keep it free of clutter


It’s important to clear away the clutter. By getting rid of junk and putting all your extra stuff in storage, you bring out the beauty of the room and help the room look larger, cleaner, and all around awesome.

7. Adjust Your Price


Don’t hold on to a high price if you aren’t getting any offers. The first 2 weeks of listing is critical. Take the feedback from home-lookers and Agent and adjust your price quickly and accept that your original price may have been optimistic.

8. Get your Neighbours to have a Clean Up


Encourage your close neighbors to clean up their properties before your first open day. It may be as simple as mowing their nature strip!

9. Replace light bulbs


Make sure that darker rooms have higher wattage bulbs to brighten them up. It’s cheap to replace and bright rooms = happy rooms.

10. Fresh paint


You can’t go wrong with fresh paint on trims, doors, or windows. You’d be surprised at how new a house can look with just fresh paint.

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