If you’re looking to sell and not going to put off buying a home, here are some quick tips on how to spruce your home up before putting it on the market:
Keep the lawn edged, cut, and watered regularly.
Trim hedges, weed lawns and flowerbeds, and prune trees regularly.
Check the foundation, steps, walkways, walls, and patios for cracks and crumbling.
Inspect doors and windows for peeling paint.
Clean and align gutters.
Inspect and clean the chimney.
Repair and replace loose or damaged roof shingles.
Repair and repaint loose siding and caulking.
Keep walks neatly cleared of leaves or snow and ice.
During spring and summer months, consider adding a few showy annuals, perhaps in pots, near your front entrance.
Re-seal an asphalt driveway.
Keep your garage door closed.
Apply a fresh coat of paint to the front door.
This may seem like a lot of work to do on a home that you’re leaving, but take into consideration that you wouldn’t sell your car without washing first, would you?
The better your home looks, the more money it will command. That’s a fact.