When Selling Your Home Don't Forget The 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 An attractive, well-maintained home will generally sell faster and for a higher price than a similar home that’s outdated.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!

 

 

 

 

www.LisaSellsTexas.com

 

Lisa Von Domek

 

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Comment balloon 8 commentsLisa Von Domek • June 28 2017 05:54AM

Comments

Lisa awesome advice, hope the sellers are listening to your wisdom, Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) over 1 year ago

Good morning Lisa.  I've read several posts this past week about curb appeal. Most people around here get it however, like most areas there are also those who don't

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty AR LLC) over 1 year ago

Good Morning Lisa - that is so true.  When I was looking at houses in Florida the ones that jumped out of the pictures had unbelievable curb appeal and that gets the showing. 

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) over 1 year ago

Good morning Lisa.  A smart seller will read and follow your advice about curb appeal.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) over 1 year ago

Not being a gardener and not even likeing that kind of work, I was willing to pay a pro to make the house look good inf ront even without wanting to sell. It takes a while for fresh plantings to reach maturity so start now.

Posted by Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties (The Virtual Real Estate Team) over 1 year ago

Good morning Lisa and well done. Landscaping is generally the last thing new home owners do and it should be the first because it takes years to be mature.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) over 1 year ago

Lisa if the house does not create a good first impression impression when Buyers pull in the driveway, it becomes much harder to get them to look at the house in a positive way when they get inside.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) over 1 year ago

Curb appeal is so important.  It is the first thing the buyer sees.  Many people overlook the importance of this.

Posted by Belinda Spillman, Colorado Living! (Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado) over 1 year ago

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