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Spring often good time for Renovating to sell!

Friday, May 13th, 2011
Photo of contractor doing home renovations

Spring is a good time to spruce up your home before putting it on the market!

When home owners are ready to put their home onto the market a big question often arises!  Do we sell at a competitive price without renovating or invest in some improvements in order to sell at a higher price?  What I say is without any major renovating, some basic repairs and modifications can add value to your home.

Some great items to look at can be found in your kitchens and baths!  You can modernize a kitchen and bath with minimal cost by changing your counter top, painting cabinets and changing all handles and knobs.  Another inexpensive but great update is by changing those dated light fixtures and ceiling fans!  Refinish those hardwood floors or throw on a coat of varnish, change your doors to series 800 or paint older doors and trim white!  Strip that old wall paper and get some fresh paint rolling onto those walls!

Don’t be afraid to invest at least one percent of the sale price of your home on small improvements. However small this may be , by investing $2000.00 especially in kitchen and baths you can probably hope to add an additional $1500-2000. to the sale price.  On the other hand without this investment you may have to lower your price by more than $5000. Another great pointer is call College Pros and get those windows cleaned!  Put on the gardening gloves and plant some lovely flowers!  Best of luck , call Kelly Clarke at 905-641-1110, for more tips and advice and a price on your home in today’s market!

Kelly Clark is a licenced St. Catharines Real Estate Agent with Re/Max Garden City Realty Inc. in St. Catharines Ontario.

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