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Quick and Simple Improvements that will help you attract Homebuyers in Kitchener-Waterloo

Did you know that with minimal effort you can increase the value of your Kitchener-Waterloo home for sale by a significant amount?

Quick clean ups of both the interior and exterior of your home before listing it for sale is one of the smartest moves you make. This does not need to involve a major home renovation project or taking on significant cost in order to sell your home and maximize its value.

Here are some simple things our team recommends to keep in mind that you as a homeowner can do to increase your chances of making a great first impression to Kitchener-Waterloo real estate buyers.

Exterior of Home

  • Keep lawns cut
  • Trim hedges and bushes
  • Weed and edge gardens
  • Clear driveway and clean stains
  • Clean out garage
  • Power wash home exterior
  • Touch up paint
  • Plant colorful flowers

At The Front Door

  • Clean porch and foyer
  • Ensure door bell works
  • Repair any broken screens
  • Fresh paint or varnish front door
  • Repair any damages to the door and/or locks

Setting the Right Mood

  • Make sure your home smells fresh and clean
  • Turn on lights
  • Turn on air conditioner/heater
  • Open the drapes for natural light to shine in
  • Light the fireplace

Maximize Open Space

  • Clear halls and stairs of clutter
  • Clear kitchen counter and stove top
  • Clear closets of unnecessary items
  • Remove empty boxes and storage
  • Put away personal photos so buyers can envision the house as theirs


  • Repair leaking taps and toilets
  • Clean furnace and filters
  • Tighten door knobs and latches
  • Repair cracked plaster
  • Apply fresh coat of pain 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
  • Clean around heating vents
  • Clean washer and dryer
  • Clean carpets, drapes and window blinds
  • Eliminate pet odors and stains


By tackling as much as you can from this list above before you list your Kitchener-Waterloo home for sale,  you will put yourself in a position when working with a highly qualified Realtor in KW, to sell your home quickly and for the highest price possible.

If your interested in finding out what your Kitchener-Waterloo home is worth, please feel free to contact Coldwell Banker Peter Benninger Realty today!

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