Home Improvement Tips

It simply makes sense to clean up both the interior and exterior of your home before listing it for sale. But that doesn’t mean you have to undertake major home renovation projects on order to sell your home. With a little effort you can increase the perceived value of your home by a great margin.

Here are some simple things to keep in mind that you can do to increase the perceived value of your home and make the perfect first impression.

Exterior of Home

Keep lawns cut
Trim hedges and bushes
Weed and edge gardens
Clear driveway and clean stains
Clean out garage
Power wash home exterior
Touch up paint
Plant colorful flowers

At The Front Door

Clean porch and foyer
Ensure door bell works
Repair any broken screens
Fresh paint or varnish front door
Repair any damages to the door and/or locks

Setting the Right Mood

Make sure your home smells fresh and clean
Turn on lights
Turn on air conditioner/heater
Open the drapes
Light the fireplace

Maximize Open Space

Clear halls and stairs of clutter
Clear kitchen counter and stove top
Clear closets of unnecessary items
Remove empty boxes and storage
Put away personal photos so buyers can envision the house as theirs


Repair leaking taps and toilets
Clean furnace and filters
Tighten door knobs and latches
Repair cracked plaster
Apply fresh coat of paint or touch up where necessary
Clean and repair windows
Repair seals around tubs and basins
Replace defective light bulbs
Oil squeaking doors
Repair squeaking floor boards

Squeaky Clean

Clean and freshen bathrooms
Clean fridge and stove
Clean around heating vents
Clean washer and dryer
Clean carpets, drapes and window blinds
Eliminate pet odors and stains