Praedo News » Real Estate Tips for Sellers

First impressions are a vital part of selling a home. If the outside isn’t up to par, potential buyers are more apt to skip over your home without seeing what your home has to offer inside and out.

Landscaping can make or break a property. Check for concrete damage and consider making repairs. There are emerging low cost options, such as concrete lifting, to fix cracks and sunken concrete slabs. These small repairs do not break the bank and can add immense aesthetic value to your home.

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A wood fence around your property is both beautiful and highly desirable for the privacy and security that it provides. The downside is that, if not maintained, weather exposure will cause the wood to warp, crack, decay and grey. Consider putting a fresh coat of stain or paint on wood fences or decks that are weathered and worn. Replace boards that are damaged or warped. Doing this is a relatively easy way to give your property a noticeable makeover.

Groom and trim all shrubbery, add new plants if your yard lacks them and make sure your grass is flourishing. An established, healthy and well manicured lawn is a huge asset to selling a home. Adding potted flowers is a simple, cost effect way to add a touch of color and warmth to your home.

Some more simple tips to improve curb appeal are:

  • Remove clutter from outside the home, keep bikes and other equipment in the garage and the garage door closed. 
  • Replace molding and weathered wood chips or mulch. 
  • Consider power washing siding, decks and front porches. 
  • Keep it simple, try to keep vehicles and atvs in a garage if possible. 
  • Stay on top of weeds and mowing. Who doesn’t love fresh cut grass? 
  • Add a pop of color, or freshen your current color, by painting your front door.

Catch the eye of homebuyers by making your home as aesthetically pleasing and welcoming as possible from the outside. Once we get their attention, we can really start to show off the overall charm and appeal of your property as a whole. Don’t miss potential buyers due to something that could easily be remedied (such as an overgrown lawn).

Posted: March 27th, 2017 @ 12:00am by Amber