0 Matthew Klonowski
by Matthew Klonowski
21October
2009

Barrie Townhomes: Creating Curb Appeal

Do you want your Barrie townhome to get noticed by potential buyers and instantly make a great first impression?  You need to create curb appeal by enhancing the best features of your home.  Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be expensive and some of the smallest things can make the biggest difference. Spending a little time fixing up your townhome will help you sell it faster and for more money.

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Here are some low-cost, easy exterior home improvements you can do to help prepare your townhome to sell – fast!

Tidy the Yard
Eliminate items that may be perceived as clutter in the front of your townhouse.  The backyard is less important, unless you are in an end unit and it can be seen from another street or yard.   You may want to consider these landscaping tips:

Flowers
  • Prune, weed, and plant new flowers
  • Add new mulch in garden beds
  • Add window boxes, hanging pots, or even potted flowers at the front door for a little extra charm
Trees & Shrubs
  • Rake and dispose of leaves
  • Prune overgrown shrubs
Driveway & Walkway
  • Remove vegetation growing between bricks, concrete blocks, or cracks
  • Remove oil and grease stains in your driveway

Enhance the Exterior

Ensure your townhome appears to be clean and well maintained.  Look at model homes or other desirable neighbourhoods for colour ideas, and carefully choose colours that complement the features of your townhouse.  Also, remember to keep the yard well lit for evening showings, especially walkways.  Don’t forget if your townhome is a condominium, please check with your property manager before doing any work.

Clean
  • Shine doorknobs and fixtures with metal polish
  • Wash windows and gutters
  • Pressure wash siding and decks
  • Kill mold and mildew on the house, sidewalk, roof or driveway
  • Clean and reset dislodged stones or bricks in walkways or around garden beds
Refresh
  • Give the front door, garage door, and trim a fresh coat of paint or stain
  • Paint or stain balcony/porch railings and fences
  • Replace plain or rusty doorknobs, house numbers, and mailbox with new, more attractive fixtures

You only have one chance to make a good first impression, and presentation is everything.  A well-kept home exterior will not only attract potential buyers, it will also make them feel confident that they aren’t taking a risk on a property.  The higher the perceived value of your townhome, the higher the selling price will be. So take the time to create some curb appeal, and sell your townhome in Barrie for top dollar!

Stephanie Adams is a Sales Representative at Royal LePage First Contact Realty specializing in Barrie Condos and townhomes.
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 705.716.0299
Web: www.barriecondoteam.com
Royal LePage First Contact Realty – www.rlpbarrie.com
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