Tips For The Exterior
CURB APPEAL: We all react to visual
impressions and a bad impression
can drive away a Buyer. Simple cosmetic improvements can help your home
sell quicker and at a better price. Square footage, prices and location
help draw a Buyer to look, but chances are you aren't the only seller in
the neighborhood. Its important to put your best foot forward. Read some
of the tips below; most of them require a little time and effort, but not
a lot of money. When you look at the list try putting yourself in the
Buyer's shoes and think how you would react.
THE RIDE BY:
Most buyers ride by the front of a home for sale before even making
an appointment to go inside. Don't let the
exterior give them the urge
to keep on driving. Some basic tips include the following:
- Mow the lawn, pick up branches, rake, mulch, and maybe add a
few flowers for color. Make your yard as attractive as possible.
- Driveways and sidewalks should be clean and unobstructed. Don't
let your driveway look like an outdoor storage area.
- Clean off the roof and clean out the gutters. Little trees
growing in gutters aren't a plus to drainage or appearance.
- Porches should be uncluttered and clean. Wash down the
floors and railings. Remove spider webs. Check for damaged
floorboards and edges. Consider if the floor needs a fresh
coat of paint to look sharp.
- Clean the windows, it adds a little spiff and people do
notice. Be sure to replace any broken or cracked glass.
- See if there is any damaged siding that needs work. Think
about the exterior and whether it should get painted, or if
the trim should be painted. Sometimes just a little touch up
work or a power wash will do the trick.
- Front doors make an impact, if it shows any wear give it a
new coat of paint. Repair any torn screens or storm doors.
Stand out at the curb and take a look, if you are undecided about
what would help, I recommend you talk it over with your REALTORS®.
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