Thursday, 24 October 2013 21:31

Improve Curb Appeal When You Sell A Home

Sell your home fast with a little curb appeal

You may have staged the interior of your home superbly by removing any oversized furniture and accessories, updating the décor to modern tastes, and repairing any existing problems. But potential buyers can't admire your efforts until they're inside. Improve your curb appeal to entice them to walk through the front door.

 

    • Start by power washing all exterior surfaces such as the siding, front and back porches, and driveway. If you can afford it, touch up the paint on your trim, or use a contrasting color, to make it stand out from the rest of the house. Buyers assume that a clean exterior means a well-maintained interior.
    • Remove any pet bowls, children's toys, gardening equipment, and other unnecessary items from your outdoor areas. Don't just hide them in the garage because potential homeowners want the space to store their cars. If possible, ask neighbors, family, and friends to store the overflow.
    • Maintain your yards by mowing the lawn, clearing any fallen leaves and debris, and pruning overgrown foliage. If it happens to snow on the day that a potential buyer is touring your property, clear a path to the front door by shoveling away any snow. If weather permits it, plant flowering annuals, or put them in containers just outside the front door.
    • Make any exterior repairs such as on leaking gutters, broken screens, or non-working porch lights. If you have cracks in your driveway, consider patching them with concrete compound. Then, paint your driveway using concrete paint to hide the fix.

If you want more information on how to sell a home, or want professionals to handle the process for you, please contact us.

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