The inside of your house is ready to show, but let’s not forget the first impression homebuyers have of your home. Now is the time to focus on the outside areas.
Tip #3: Curb Appeal
As with the interior of the home, it is important to remove clutter. For the outdoor areas of your home, that would include trimming bushes and flowers, and pulling weeds.
Use a pressure washer to clean decks, and dirty siding as well as driveways and sidewalks. Removing the dirt will brighten up the whole area.
Ensure all outside light fixtures are working. If these lights do not automatically turn on, ensure you turn them on before a potential buyer arrives for a showing. You can also highlight walkways and landscaping by adding solar light fixtures. These will be especially helpful for potential buyers who arrive in the evening after the sun goes down.
Take a good look at your home at different times of the day. Make a list of any repairs that should be completed. If you do not have a welcome mat or yours is worn, buy a new one. This is an inexpensive way to make your home inviting.
A bright and welcoming outside will set a positive tone for potential buyers as they enter your home.