Maximizing Your Home’s Exterior Appeal

Once you have committed to selling your home, there are a number of things you can do to help get the best possible price in the shortest amount of time.

I am an expert in marketing homes. However, selling your home is a joint effort with you playing an important role in the final results. Your major role is to make your home as attractive as possible to potential buyers.

Remember that first impressions count. You should do everything you can to make that first impression a positive one. People who consider buying your home will be as critical as you are in searching for your new home.

Take an inspection tour of your home, observing it as a potential buyer would. Take note of any minor repairs and painting that need to be done.

Here are some tips which have proven valuable to homeowners in preparing their homes for showing.

Exterior
Since the exterior of your home will be the first thing a prospective buyer sees, it is very important to create a good first impression.

  • Keep the lawn trimmed & edged. Weed & cultivate flower gardens. Trim shrubs & eliminate dead trees or branches. Pick up any debris, toys, & lawn equipment.
  • Repair any fences or gates. Give them a fresh coat of paint, if necessary.
  • Is the exterior well painted & the roof in good repair? Are gutters and down spouts in good working order?
  • Wash down driveways and sidewalks. Check them for cracking and crumbling.
  • Replace any cracked windows and torn screens.
  • The entrance should be clean and in good repair. The doorbell and front light must be in good working order.