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Simple Ways To Update Your Home Before Selling

Blog by Claire LeLacheur | June 17th, 2016

If you’re getting ready to sell your home, no doubt you’ll want to do everything you can to get a faster sale at the highest price. A few minor changes can seal the buying deal and make your home look more desirable to buyers, and the best part is, they don’t require a huge investment. Here are a few simple ways to update your home before selling to guarantee that it stands out from the rest.


Yard tidy

If your property has a front yard, this will be the first thing that potential buyers will see. Give your yard a tidy, trim any overgrown shrubs, and weed the driveway to give your viewers the best first impression of your home.


Kitchen facelift

The kitchen is the heart of the home, and it’s the room that most buyers will make a beeline for when viewing your house. If your kitchen is out-dated and worn, this can significantly reduce your chances of a sale. Give your kitchen a facelift by updating cabinets with a modern style, replacing cabinet handles, removing worn blinds or curtains, and investing in new light fixtures and bright bulbs.



Clutter can make your home look disorganized and smaller than it actually is, so a quick clear out and spring clean can make a huge difference. Place some of your unwanted items in a storage unit, or use this opportunity to remove some of the junk in your home. Alternatively, get a professional staging company to work their magic to make it easier for potential buyers to imagine living in your home.



A fresh coat of paint is one of the simplest ways to update your home before selling. Paint using neutral and light coloured tones to give your viewers the illusion of a blank canvas. Remove busy or vibrant wallpaper that will take attention away from the key features of the home, and fill in any holes in the walls before you paint over it.


Bathroom re-grout

Bathrooms can be updated with little investment. Give your bathroom a deep clean and get your tiles re-grouted to give the room a fresh feel. Consider replacing your toilet seat if the existing one looks tired and worn, and update your bathroom floor with vinyl or laminate to give it a refresh.


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