Curb Appeal When Selling Your Home


There is an old saying: You never get a second chance to make a first impression. The same holds true when your home is for sale, so make sure that the first look potential home buyers get leaves a lasting impact. Play up curb appeal of your home with these tips and roll out the welcome mat for compliments and inquiries about your home.

Tips To Enhance Your Home's Curb Appeal

•  Power wash the exterior of your home. If you have any loose or peeling  paint, you may need to hire painters
•  Power wash your outside of your windows, then clean them thoroughly on the inside. Remove debris and cobwebs — these will make windows look dull, and you want them to shine!
•  Fix loose roof shingles
•  Clean gutters and replace them if they’re rusty, bent or look old
•  Rake your leaves and tidy up flower beds
•  Keep your lawn mowed and looking its best throughout the sale process
•  Remove weeds, dandelions and grass growing up through sidewalks


•  Trim your trees and bushes
•  Keep your yard tools and toys stowed away. Roll up your garden hose
•  Install a motion detector light in the front yard so when potential buyers come to view in the evening, they can see the front of the house
•  Keep the walkway to the house, the driveway and sidewalk in front of the house neatly swept
•  Plant some seasonal, bright-colored flowers
•  Give your front door a fresh coat of paint or replace it if needed
•  Replace the door’s hardware and handle
•  Paint or stain your wood fences and repair any broken fencing
•  Place large, visible house numbers to the front of your house

Don't Forget the Sides & Back of Your Home

•  Power wash your deck or patio and sand and stain if necessary
•  Secure loose boards on your deck
•  Trim bushes and vegetation throughout the back yard
•  Set up a nice sitting area in the backyard

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