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Home Sellers
LITTLE IMPROVEMENTS MEANS BIG RETURNS The condition in which you list your home at plays a huge role in the success of selling your property. Hence, it is important to spruce up the exterior and interior of your home before you list it for sale. This does not mean that you need to make major and/or expensive changes to your home in order to make it look more presentable. Here are some simple steps you can take to increase the perceived value of your home and make a great first impression. Exterior Appearance Keep lawns cut Trim hedges and shrubs Weed and edge gardens Clear driveway and clean up oil spills Clean out garage Power wash Touch up paint Plant colorful, inexpensive flowers in pots if necessary At the Front Door Clean porch and foyer Ensure door bell works Repair any broken screens Fresh paint or varnish front door Repair door locks and key access Create a Buying Mood Make sure your home smells fresh and clean Turn on lights Turn on air conditioner/heater Open the drapes Light the fireplace Create Space Clear halls and stairs of clutter Store surplus furniture Clear kitchen counter and stove top Clear closets of unnecessary clothing and stuff Remove empty boxes and containers Put away personal photos so buyers can envision the house as theirs Maintenance Repair leaking taps and toilets Clean furnace and filters Tighten door knobs and latches Repair cracked plaster Apply fresh coat of pain 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 (in and out) Clean around heating vents Clean washer and dryer Clean carpets, drapes and window blinds Eliminate pet odors and stains Just a little effort will greatly increase the perceived value of your home. Follow the above simple and basic steps in order to make your home look more presentable for selling.
Sam Elgohary

Sam Elgohary is a Real Estate Broker with Century 21 servicing his clients in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). He has a wide range of experience in Pre-construction Development and resale and is always looking to give his clients the most up-to-date knowledge about the market to help them in making new investments or selling their homes. His close connections with builders and a wide network of agents give him a competitive edge on everything to do with Toronto Real Estate. Connect with Sam: Cell 416-565-5925. You can find Sam Elgohary in Google +