Curb Appeal... it's easier than you think.
l Power wash the outside of the house. If you have loose, peeling, cracking paint, you’ll need to have the place painted. You can rent a variety of tools rather than purchasing... Tool Rental
l Power wash the windows outside and clean them on the inside. Be sure to remove debris and cobwebs.
l Clean out gutters and replace if they’re rusty, bent or look old and in disrepair.
l Rake up leaves & dead vegetation.
l Keep the lawn mowed throughout the sales process. Neatly edge the sidewalks and walkways.
l Affix or replace loose roof shingles.
l Make sure all yard tools and toys are stowed away. Roll up that hose neatly.
l Put bikes, skateboards and scooters in the garage or shed.
l Trim back unruly, unkempt bushes.
l Install a motion detector light in the front yard so when lookers come by in the evening, they can see the front of the house.
l Install low-wattage ground lights along the front walkway. Landscape lighting @ Lowe's
l Keep the walkway to the house, the driveway and sidewalk in front of the house swept.
l Plant bright-colored flowers and keep them watered and looking beautiful. Remove wilted dead blooms religiously.
l Wherever your foundation shows, place a planter with colorful flowers.
l Give your front door a fresh coat of paint or replace it. Curb Appeal & Paint Colors
l Replace the door’s hardware and knob. Consider the trends in the area. Is brass more appealing or is brushed nickel?
l Paint or stain your wood fences and repair any broken fencing. Stick with neutral colors to appeal to more buyers.
l Install a new the mailbox and upgrade the doorbell (Wired, Wireless, Camera)
l Apply new large, clearly visible house numbers to the front of your house.
l Keep garbage containers out of sight or in the garage.
l Power wash your deck or patio and replace the decking if necessary.
l Secure any loose railings on your deck. Add some lighting.
l Trim bushes and vegetation around your patio or deck.
l Set up attractive, comfortable-looking sitting areas in the back yard. You can stage the outside of the house as well as the inside. Emphasize the porch or backyard to highlight another living area.
l If you have a dog, be sure to clean up their waste daily. If your dog’s a barker, keep it inside rather than let it stand outside chasing potential buyers away. Or consider boarding your dog for a short while.
l Remove any wasp nests and ant hills from the premises.
l Organize all backyard toys and tools put away and roll up any hoses.
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