No Cost Curb Appeal

Posted By @ Nov 8th 2011 9:06pm In: Posts for Sellers

I hear this all the time, “What do I need to do to make my house more appealing that the others for sale in my neighborhood”? In most cases a costly makeover is not going to do you much good. Realtor Magazine had some great tips for no cost curb appeal that I thought I would share with you. If a picture is worth a thousand words then you want the exterior photos of your home to be the absolute best. That begins with making your home look it’s absolute best. Try these out and let us know what you think.

1. Remove the window screens and wash the windows inside and out. Window screens collect pollen, dust and anything else that we don’t want in our homes when we open the windows. They do their job well but when you are going to sell they can make the exterior look dull and dark. If you have shiny clean windows it show that you really take pride in your home and that is is the kind of home a buyer wants.

2. Water your mulch. Most of us have some sort of landscaping in our yards. After a while it begins to settle and it loses the luster of when you first put it in. Black mulch always makes color pop and presents a nice clean line. If you don’t have black mulch, fear not! By getting out your garden hose and watering your mulch you make everything in and around it look fresh and well maintained. raking it lightly first will also make it appear full and healthy.

3. Show off the path to your doorway! This is called the “red carpet” effect. From the time a buyer pulls into your driveway you want them to be wowed. Make sure that they can’t wait to get out of their car and come inside. If you have a sidewalk or walkway that leads to your door be sure that it is swept clean of any debris or grass clippings. Make the edges prominent and clean. 

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