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CURB APPEAL IS CRUCIAL!

Curb appeal is attractiveness of the exterior of an Edmonton residence as viewed from the street and is in the eyes of a buyer, an indicator of the initial appeal of a property. This is so easy to know what to do. Simply view your home and your neighbours homes from across the street and notice what needs attention.

 



Curb appeal can easily be accomplished by any number of methods including the installation of exterior decorations, repainting, extensive attention to the landscaping. Costs to increasing a home's curb appeal will vary. Below are some creative and inexpensive tips to attract more buyers into your home.

If you have a veranda, make it sparkle with a fresh coat of paint and add a couple of chairs with a small matching table. No Veranda? Add one or two plants near the entrance to add a splash of color.

Paint your front door a tasteful color you like and make it work. It’s all a matter of coordinating the door color with your home’s architecture and the other colors and materials on the house.

Change the hardware. Gorgeous hardware can make even the plainest door look very classy. Even your mailbox can make a statement! If your mailbox is rusty and falling apart, spruce it up or get a new one. Don't forget to wash those windows!

 

Remember, when determining the value of your Edmonton home, first impressions are crucial.

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BATHROOMS ARE THE #1 SELLING FEATURE!

When buyers are home shopping, they check out your bathrooms. Below are a few helpful ideas to freshen up the spa area of your home and help save you some money.

 


Grimy bathroom walls are a major red flag to buyers. Here is an easy way to get rid of surface mold: Mix a spray bottle with one part water and one part bleach. Just spray it on the wall, and watch the mold disappear. Give it a fresh coat of paint, and your grimy bathroom will go from red flag to red-hot.

Don't replace a yucky shower door: Just scour it. A grimy glass shower door can really wash out your sale. Instead of replacing it, clean it with a mixture of one part muriatic acid and about 10 parts water. Scrub with steel wool. After wiping it down, reinstall the door and you'll have a shower that'll help you clean up at the open house.

Avoid dated tile by painting. Bathrooms sell houses, but dated tile in a bathroom doesn't. A low cost alternative to replacing the tile is to use paint. First coat the tiles with a high-adhesion primer. Next, brush on a special ceramic epoxy covering. For a fraction of the cost of new tile, you will have an up to date bathroom that brings in big bucks.

 

Add a few new towels, creative soap bars and scented candles. All of these items can be purchased at any dollar store.

 

Money tight? Need to Sell? For more tips on inexpensive renovations, reach out to us. Thanks!

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