Dress your home to im­press when sell­ing

The Hamilton Spectator - - REAL ESTATE - - News Canada

As the say­ing goes, you only have one shot at mak­ing a good first im­pres­sion. When it comes to sell­ing a home, the first im­pres­sion that buy­ers get can make the dif­fer­ence of a house sell­ing or not — and for how much. Here are just a few things you can do to im­prove your home's curb appeal:

1. Land­scap­ing: Prune trees, trim hedges, weed flower beds and mow the lawn.

2. Doors and win­dows: Give your front door a fresh coat of paint or a good scrub down.

3. Hard­ware: Pol­ish or re­place old door­knobs, knock­ers, door­bells, house num­bers and mail­boxes.

4. Tidy up: Make sure your lawn fur­ni­ture is clean and in good re­pair. Keep any toys or tools neatly stored or out of the way. Hose down your drive­way and side­walks if they need it. Find more in­for­ma­tion at www. we­dothe­home­work.ca.

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