Preparing Your Dallas Home For Sale - Curb Appeal

 

Preparing Your Home For Sale: The Exterior  

Never underestimate the importance of curb appeal. An attractive, well-maintained home will generally sell faster and for a higher price than a similar home that’s outdated.

Let’s look at your home’s exterior objectively and see what repairs and updates it needs to sell for top dollar.

  • Keep the lawn mowed and shrubs trimmed.
  • Remove dead tree limbs and other yard debris.
  • Plant fresh shrubs and flowers.
  • Arrange outdoor items neatly and put away lawn equipment.
  • Check siding, trim and doors – especially the front door – for dirt and peeling paint.
  • Check your fence.
  • Check loose or damaged roof shingles or flashing.
  • Clean and repair broken windows or screens.
  • Clean gutters and downspouts.
  • Wash the driveway and sidewalk.
  • Clean and neatly arrange the garage or shed.
  • Make sure the gas grill is clean.
  • Make sure the entry light and doorbell work.

If you find that a repair is needed on anything listed, fix the entire defect so it will not cause a distraction.

For more information on selling your home, visit my website!

 

 

 

 

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Lisa Von Domek

 

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Comment balloon 10 commentsLisa Von Domek • February 28 2016 06:08AM

Comments

Good morning Lisa. This is a wonderful post local and more. It always pays to pay attention to the curb appeal.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) about 3 years ago

Good morning Lisa. You only have one shot at a great first impression, if that doesn't happen, there is a good chance the prospective buyers will move on to another property.

Posted by Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life (Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709) about 3 years ago

These are excellent tips for any homeowner.  With the warmer weather, it is a good time to get out and spruce up your home.

Posted by Belinda Spillman, Colorado Living! (Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado) about 3 years ago

Lisa the first impression of a house is very important, so having the exterior of the house being inviting and putting the best foot forward is crucial.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) about 3 years ago

Thank you for sharing. Great post! There are some many helpful ideas that can aid and enhance our clients lives.  I always tell home sellers if a buyer does not like the outside, they will not like the inside.

Posted by Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR (Crye-Leike REALTORS®) about 3 years ago

You can only make a great first impression once, right Sheila?!!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) about 3 years ago

That is absolutely true Joe - put your best impression out there!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) about 3 years ago

Very true Belinda, now if it will just stop raining (here) and snowing by you!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) about 3 years ago

That's it exactly George, If you can't get the buyer out of the car and into the front door, you can't make the sale!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) about 3 years ago

And if they won't go in to see the inside Jim, you've lost them!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) about 3 years ago

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