7 Easy Improvements to Prepare Your Home for Sale

When preparing your home for sale, you want to maximize your efforts while minimizing your costs. Now is the time to make your home sparkle! But aside from giving it a good cleaning and removing clutter, here is a list of several things you can do — at minimal cost — to help improve your odds for a fast sale at maximum price.

1. Replace your mailbox. Is your mailbox old, dull and rusty? Buyers notice the little details. Replace or restore your mailbox, one of the first things people will see when they approach your home. Well kept accessories demonstrates good maintenance of your property and shows attention to detail.

2. Spruce up your kitchen cabinets. Adding door knobs and drawer handles can make a big difference in your kitchen. Cupboards looking dull? Add a fresh coat of white paint to brighten up the kitchen interior.

3. Pay close attention to cleaning light switch covers. No one wants to see finger prints and dingy covers! If you can’t clean up the existing covers, buying new covers is a minor expenditure that can reap great rewards.

4. Replace your toilet seats. Especially if they look worn. You’ll be amazed at the huge difference it will make to brighten your bathroom and make your toilets look like new.

5. How does your front door look? A fresh coat of paint and a new door knocker will be very inviting.

6. Freshen up your floors by regrouting your tile. Especially if you have white or light-colored grout! Home improvement stores make this home improvement easy and cost effective while making your tiled floors look like new.

7. Add decorative tiles in the kitchen or bath. Your local home improvement store may even offer “how to” seminars for you to learn how adding a few tiles can make your rooms look modern while adding a little pizzaz.

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