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Three ways to increase your home’s curb appeal this Victoria Day

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Victoria Day long weekend is coming up, and is widely celebrated as the first sign that summer is on its way. The snow has finally melted and you can use the first long weekend of the season to add to the attractiveness of your home’s exterior – otherwise known to as its curb appeal.

The outside of your home is its first impression. It is perhaps the most vital aspect of home presentation as it’s the key factor that makes home buyers want to take a look inside instead of continuing their drive down the street.

We’ve put together a list of three easy and low-cost improvements you can make to improve your home’s curb appeal.

Create an inviting entrance. The front door is the focal point of the home. It should look its best with new paint and colour. Reawaken a boring door with a splash of personality. Simply add a wreath or some decorative urns with bright flowers on either side of the door to create a welcoming atmosphere.

Replace outdated house numbers, the mailbox and old light fixtures. New and matching pieces can create a clean presentation.

Brighten up with outdoor lighting. Landscape lighting can quickly create an attractive space. Outdoor lighting can be used to highlight a pathway, trees or the entrance of your home.

Visit our Home Exterior board on Pinterest.com/RoccaSisters for home décor photos that can inspire your next home improvement task this spring. For more tips on how to improve your curb appeal, don’t hesitate to contact us at the Rocca Sisters & Associates office. From our family to yours, we wish you a safe and happy Victoria Day long weekend.

Preparing for the Fall Market

With the start of the Fall market upon us, it is a great time to act if you are considering a move. The real estate market typically sees a spike come September once people are back from vacation and children have returned to school. The fall market tends to be a very active market, although it is short in span, typically starting just after Labour Day and tapering off sometime in November.

When preparing for a Fall sale, you will want to optimize your curb appeal for the season.
Ensure your yard and gardens are clear of leaves and debris. Add warm pops of colour to your entrance using planters or decorative urns full of fall flowers such as chrysanthemums. Clean out wood-burning fireplaces and create a warm, cozy atmosphere with fall scented candles and bright autumn colored accent pieces.

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Living Room Decorating Ideas. Bring out the area rugs!

While summer calls for exposed hardwood or tile, cooler months ask for a plush area rug that will add warmth and texture to a room and make it feel much more comfortable and inviting.

Show off your furniture’s darker upholstery underneath.  Use pillows with rich fabrics like suede, velvet or felt.  A wool throw draped over a sofa or armchair adds instant warmth and colour.

Draw attention to the fireplace. Replace summery mantel accessories with gem-coloured vases, heavy pottery pieces and warm wood or black frames.

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Find out today why so many people refer their business to us.  Call us for a free, no obligation home evaluation to experience the difference the Rocca Sisters & Associates bring. You will have two nationally-ranked top producing agents personally managing your listing. Our proven systematic approach to client care will maximize your experience, ensure you have constant communication, and will keep you a part of the process every step of the way. As leaders in marketing and pioneers in home staging, your home will receive maximum exposure through our innovative marketing techniques, brand recognition, and the strength of our vast network.

Let our highly responsive, executive team of professionals cater to all of your Fall real estate needs.  Call us today at 905-335-4102 or email us at info@roccasisters.ca to learn more about the Fall market and request a free evaluation. The Rocca Sisters & Associates personal approach and proven results will surpass your expectations!

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