The Most Important Room In Your Home

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Real Estate Sales Representative with Sutton Group Summit

When preparing your home for sale, you want to make sure every room looks its best. But pay particularly close attention to the kitchen. Many buyers will spend a lot of time determining whether or not it meets their needs. In fact, some buyers will even form an impression about the entire property based primarily on how they feel about the kitchen!

How do you make it look its best?

Start by making sure your kitchen appears as roomy as possible. Put away all countertop appliances, even the toaster and the coffee machine, so that the counter space is completely clear.

Check that your cabinets and pantry shelves aren’t stuffed with dishes, foodstuff and other items. While that’s normal in most family homes, it doesn’t promote the image of plentiful storage space. Clear out as much as you can. Make sure what you leave behind, especially food items, is stored neatly.

Got a junk drawer? We all do. Empty the contents into a box and stow it away.

Of course, you want to ensure that the kitchen is clean and shiny. The area in and around the sink is critical. There are some excellent specialty cleaners available that will remove even the most stubborn stains in a stainless steel sink. (Never use steel wool or other abrasive cleaners. They leave unsightly scratches.)

If you have a window over the sink – a great selling feature – make sure it’s especially clean. You can be sure that buyers will linger for a few moments to look through it.

And, finally, don’t forget the space under the sink. Make sure that the space is as clean – and empty – as possible.

Want more ideas on preparing your home for sale?

Call Marina 416-843-1515 today.

Your Real Estate Connection:
Marina Gavrylyuk
Real Estate Agent with Sutton Group Summit Realty
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Marina Gavrylyuk
Sales Representative
Sutton Group-Summit Realty Inc. Brokerage

1100 Burnhamthorpe Road West #27
Mississauga, Ontario, L5C 4G4

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Email: Marina@MarinaG.ca
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Rainmaker
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Sam Shueh
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So true. If the kitchen is not attractive the cook (often the wife) will want to leave....

Yesterday at an OH there was this 6500sf home on the market.  The kitchen color was wrong black cabinets in a groomy oversized kitchen.  I looked at the steep price of $3.9M knowing it was not priced to the market for the neighborhood. I ask permission to take a photo of the kitchen to the buyer. The agents said no.  I asked the builder's name he says it was not the common builder as the track homes but does not know the ans.  If the Great Room including the new kitchen is not appealing you can be assured sale will not be coming.....

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Dec 05, 2015 11:11 PM #1
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You are right it pays to make sure the whole home sparkles; especially, the kitchen it if does not make a lasting impression it will be off to view another home. Thanks for sharing I hope you have a great day.

Dec 05, 2015 11:30 PM #2
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More often or not, the kitchen is what will make or break a potential home purchase. People want the primary room to look inviting and clean

Dec 05, 2015 11:37 PM #3
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This is always a nice place to visit and make into a focal point. thank you

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