All Important Curb Appeal - Prepare Your Dallas Home For Sale

 

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 An attractive, well-maintained home will generally sell faster and for a higher price than a similar home that’s outdated.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!

 

 

 

 

www.LisaSellsTexas.com

 

Lisa Von Domek

 

Lisa Von Domek
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Comment balloon 10 commentsLisa Von Domek • July 30 2016 03:36AM

Comments

Good morning, Lisa Von Domek "the eye buys" and it starts that buying process what approaching the home....the eye begins its attention span and we always want to hold one's attention....

Posted by Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) almost 3 years ago

AGREED....if I can't get you TO the front door...I will never get you IN it !

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) almost 3 years ago

Lisa Von Domek So often overlooked by sellers and agents, alike. Yet, funny thing; buyers seem to always notice.

Posted by Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI, Presence, Persistence & Perseverance (HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc.) almost 3 years ago

Hi Lisa... I'm always telling my clients that prospective buyers start making up their minds about a home in the 30-60 seconds it takes to walk up to the front door, so curb appeal is hugely important. That being said, right now we are at a time of year with heat levels that make it really hard to spiff up a home's curb appeal.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage ) almost 3 years ago

This is a great straightforward list of tips not only for new listings but for all home owners too!!! 

People are forever judging!

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) almost 3 years ago

Good morning Lisa. A full one third of a buyer's emotion is curb appeal. By the way, it is the first third! Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) almost 3 years ago

Hi Lisa Von Domek As they say, you don't get a second chance to make a first impression AND you can't sell the house if the buyers won't get out of the car.

Bill Roberts

Posted by Bill Roberts, "Baby Boomer" Retirement Planner (Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate) almost 3 years ago

Good Morning Lisa - as Barbara says, the eye buys and you only have one chance to make a good first impression.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) almost 3 years ago

Good morning Lisa. This is so important and so overlooked.

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

Hi Lisa - so many basic truths, not to tough to follow: sellers, listen up!

Posted by Olga Simoncelli, CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management (Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate) almost 3 years ago

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