When preparing to sale your home please check your house’s curb appeal
The first impression is always the last impression and that is why any preparation must start with what we call the curb appeal. This is the first step in really preparing your home for a sale at top dollar.
The curb appeal should be visually pleasing and this will set the tone for everything that is to follow.
We have a very competitive market with high inventory of homes on the market today, homebuyers can afford to be choosy. Buyers are looking for the best, so a home for sale can easily slip through the cracks if it’s not in pristine condition. Use these 10 tips to whip your home into shape and wow potential buyers.
The first impression is always the last impression.
How does you house first appear to prospective buyers?
Use the following as a guide.
|Remove any clutter in your yard.|
|Repair cracked or uneven driveway or walkway surfaces.|
|If your lawn has any bald spots, apply top dressing and re-seed. Prune trees, and shrubs of dead wood. Weed and mulch flower beds. Consider buying some flower-filled planters to enhance the property eye appeal of your property. Make sure your lawn is mowed regularly. Ensure that the composter area is tidy.|
|Are your windows and walls clean?|
|Does your front door need paint?|
|Ensure your eaves and downspouts are clear of debris and in good repair.|
|Are your backyard deck and walkways clean? If not, use a power washer and do any necessary painting, staining or sealing.|
|If you have a swimming pool, are the deck and pool clean (when in season)?|
|Do all outside lights work? Replace any burned out bulbs, and clean fixtures of dirt and cobwebs.|
|Is there a shed? Does it look presentable?|
|Do windows and exterior doors need re-caulking? Even at 6-7 years of age, the caulking may be dried out and in need of replacement.|
|Do you have decorative wooden poles on the porch? Is the wood at the bottom in good condition and overall does it need a new coat of paint?|
|If you have a gate, is it well oiled?|
When you have completed the curb appeal inspection, carefully check the rest of your home’s exterior. and you may move on to:-