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Should you renovate before you sell your home?

One of the most common question Ottawa Ontario Real Estate sellers face is whether to upgrade their property before hitting the market. No doubt you had seen some of the numerous television reality shows about selling,buying,flipping and renovating homes. While there are some good points these shows highlight,you should be careful about assuming that any renovation and home improvement increases the market value of your home. The numbers on the Ottawa MLS system and experience suggest that there are certain improvements worth considering. One of the most common questions asked by home sellers is what renovations and upgrades will add the most value to their Ottawa home. Many owners make the mistake of spending money on unnecessary undertakings that cost a lot of money to carry out yet bring little or no extra monetary value to their property. Generally,the most basic improvements are the ones that will make your home one of the more attractive listings on the property market. Sellers must keep in mind that picture and images sell homes better than anything else. Great pictures attract buyers! On the Ottawa MLS web site home buyers will almost always look at the pictures of the home first and tend to visit the most attractive ones first. A home that shows and looks great coupled with a competitive asking price will get great buyer traffic. With that in mind home owners should make a list of the most important things that will make their property more attractive to buyers. Before listing your Ottawa real estate consider painting the entire interior of the home. Select neutral colours that match the colour of the floor,carpet and counter tops and overall style of the home. If the carpets are old and worn replacing them will immediately improve the look of the house. Scratched hardwood floors can be sanded and refinished to make it look new and will make the house very attractive. Once you have done these general improvements you can target the most looked at rooms of the house. A modern and attractive kitchen and bathrooms will add more value to your property than any other particular room. Often all a kitchen and bathroom needs is a new coat of paint! Other relatively inexpensive but worthwhile improvements are new kitchen counter tops or bathroom vanities and mirrors. These items discussed above are upgrades that will make the home more attractive to potential home buyers and make your more attractive thus easier to sell hopefully for more money.

11 Jan 2019

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