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-Preparing the Interior
-Preparing the Exterior
-Selling in the Winter
PREPARING THE EXTERIOR OF YOUR HOME
Many people will look to fix up the outside of their home before
anything else. However, the exterior should likely be your last
project. The reasons for this being that
fixing the inside of your
home is going to be easier than the outside and the exterior is more
important. Remember, a potential buyer's first impression is going
to be from looking at your house from the street, otherwise known as
has outlines some helpful tips and advice for you to follow when
preparing the exterior of your house.
How does your landscaping compare to your neighbors. If it is
looking less than average, try and improve it by adding a few small
bushes. Also consider adding some colorful, fully matured flowers.
Planting bulbs will be pointless being that it takes over a year
before they bloom.
Having a nice looking lawn is probably the most crucial aspect of
your gardening. Make sure your lawn is evenly groomed, with fresh
edges. If you have areas that are bare, or dead, lay down some
fresh sod. Make sure you water the sod a lot so that it does not
die. Get more
information on landscaping.
A good idea is to also make sure your property is free of leaves and
View your house from across the street. Does it look faded
and/or run down? If it does, you may want to consider painting. A
good paint job is a great investment, literally increasing the
offers your will receive by thousands of dollars.
When selecting a color to paint your house, go basic. Don't look to
paint with a color that you may like, but others will not. Take a
look at the neighboring houses. You want your house to stand out,
but for good reasons! A house painted with an extreme color
looks silly and takes away from its value.
If you have a leaky roof, make sure you fix it. By law, you must
inform any buyer of any leaks. As a result, you may be forced to
replace your entire roof when you don't have to. A new roof is very
expensive! If you know that your roof leaks, and you don't tell the
buyer, anticipate hearing from lawyers in the near future.
Make sure your back yard is clean and organized. If you have a
Jacuzzi or a pool, make sure it is well maintained and clean. If you
have dogs, make sure that all feces and debris is removed.
The Front Door & Entryway
The entryway to your home should look great! This means
polishing the door so that is sparkles. If the door need repainting
and/or refinishing, make sure it gets done!
If you have your family name hanging anywhere, take it down. Even if
it only present on your mailbox. Buy a new clean doormat. Don't
worry about how much this will cost. You can take the doormat with
you once you move.