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Kristi Lowe
Real Estate Sales Representative
 

Direct: 613-799-LOWE (5693)
Office: 613-831-9628

Email: kristi-lowe@coldwellbanker.ca


Little Improvements Equal Big Returns

Little Improvements = Big Returns It's always a good idea to spruce up the exterior and interior of your home before listing it for sale. But that doesn't mean you have to undertake major and/or expensive project.

Just a little effort will greatly increase the perceived value of your home. After all, if you wanted to undertake a large-scale project, you probably wouldn't be selling!

Here are some simple steps you can take to increase the perceived value of your home and make a great first impression.

Exterior Appearance

  • Keep lawns cut
  • Trim hedges and shrubs
  • Weed and edge gardens
  • Clear driveway and clean up oil spills
  • Clean out garage
  • Power wash
  • Touch up paint
  • Plant colourful, inexpensive flowers in pots if necessary

At the Front Door

  • Clean porch and foyer
  • Ensure door bell works
  • Repair any broken screens
  • Fresh paint or varnish front door
  • Repair door locks and key access

Create a Buying Mood

  • Make sure your home smells fresh and clean
  • Turn on lights
  • Turn on air conditioner/heater
  • Open the drapes
  • Light the fireplace

Create Space

  • Clear halls and stairs of clutter
  • Store surplus furniture
  • Clear kitchen counter and stove top
  • Clear closets of unnecessary clothing and stuff
  • Remove empty boxes and containers
  • Put away personal photos so buyers can envision the house as theirs

Maintenance

  • Repair leaking taps and toilets
  • Clean furnace and filters
  • Tighten door knobs and latches
  • Repair cracked plaster
  • Apply fresh coat of paint or touch up where necessary
  • Clean and repair windows
  • Repair seals around tubs and basins
  • Replace defective light bulbs
  • Oil squeaking doors
  • Repair squeaking floor boards

Squeaky Clean

  • Clean and freshen bathrooms
  • Clean fridge and stove (in and out)
  • Clean around heating vents
  • Clean washer and dryer
  • Clean carpets, drapes and window blinds
  • Eliminate pet odors and stains

About Me


Welcome to your online real estate resource center. As a qualified Real Estate professional, I understand what it takes to help buy or sell homes in today's economy. There are many questions that should be carefully answered, whether you're a first time home buyer or an experience investor - each and every real estate transaction can have its own unique challenges and I will be happy to help answer any questions, provide helpful information, help find your next dream home or sell your home quickly and efficiently.  Contact me today!I am here to walk you through all stages of the real estate process and make it a smooth and pleasant experience. Whether you are buying your first special home, downsizing after raising your family or moving to a new area I can offer you the expertise and the time you need to feel confident and excited about this important milestone.

My business is built on referrals – so you can trust that my priority is to offer you personalized customer service. Your best interest is my focus. Having recently completed the sale of our previous home and the purchase of our new home, I can appreciate that buying and selling a home is an important time in your life.

I look forward to the opportunity to work with you. I invite you to contact me directly to discuss how I can help you.

Contact Me


Coldwell Banker First Ottawa Realty, Brokerage
2 Hobin Street, Ottawa, ON, K2S 1C4

 Direct: 613-799-5693
 Email: kristi-lowe@coldwellbanker.ca