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G. Bruce MacDonald Real Estate

Independently owned & operated, Brokerage

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20 Low Cost Ways to Spruce up Your Home

Over my 30 plus years in the real estate business, overseeing 1000’s of sales, I have found that quite often a simple, cost effective action can help make a sale.  Here are some of my observations.

 

  1. Trim bushes so they don’t block windows reducing light.
  2. Buy a new doormat.
  3. Put a pot of bright flowers (or a small evergreen in winter) on your porch.
  4. Put new doorknobs on your front door.
  5. Put a fresh coating on your driveway
  6. Keep your garden tools out of site.
  7. Edge the grass around walks and trees.
  8. Be sure kids put away their toys.
  9. Buy a new mailbox.
  10. Upgrade your outside lighting.
  11. Use warm, incandescent light bulbs for a homey feel.
  12. Polish or replace your house numbers.
  13. Clean your gutters.
  14. Put out potpourri or burn scented candles.
  15. Buy new pillows for the sofa.
  16. Buy a flowering plant and put it in a window you pass by frequently.
  17. Make a centerpiece for your table with fruit or artificial flowers.
  18. Replace heavy curtains with sheer ones that let in more light.
  19. Buy new towels.
  20. Put a seasonal wreath on the door.