Five Tips to Make a Great First Impression…
It’s time to sell your home and purchase a new one… you’ve taken the time to remodel the kitchen and even added granite counter tops. You also put
down new wood floors in the family room. So now what are you missing? It’s a great idea to start with the exterior of your home — it’s your first chance to reel in buyers. Pay special attention to the outside of your home, and you’ll reap the rewards in the long run.
You’d be surprised how much painting or re-staining the front door can do to refresh the look of your home! Make sure you also repaint the door’s trim
to make it pop. Also, replace the entry mat with a new one.
Over time, your home’s exterior, whether brick, siding or stucco, can accumulate dirt and mold that may cause stains or discoloration, making your home look older than it actually is. Fortunately, you can rent pressure washers for a small fee to easily clean any discoloration and debris to get your home in tip-top shape!
Green is good
A well-manicured lawn doesn’t just look good, it says to potential buyers that a home has been maintained and cared for over the years. So, trim hedges, pull weeds, mow the grass and remove dead tree limbs. Remember, overgrown landscaping can hinder your home’s charm. To add even more curb appeal, plant new flowers!
Add a little paint
Touching up or repainting the exterior of your home can have a huge payoff in the end. If this is something you can’t tackle on your own, hire a professional to do the job for you!
Let there be light
Make sure that outdoor light fixtures work and have new bulbs. Clean fixtures, especially those that have glass, or replace the fixtures if they are weathered or damaged. Another item to inspect is house numbers. Ensure they are clean and straight, or replace with new numbers.
Taking time to do these small chores will not only make your home look better to prospective Homebuyers, but it can also help you get the best price for your home.