Does your house have curb appeal? Can we give it a little more pizzazz to draw the buyer in? Creating curb appeal will add dollars to your house’s final selling price.
Inspect the surrounding grounds.
• Have you removed any debris, construction materials, old household items, etc.?
• Have you removed any toys, bicycles, and scooters from the front of the house?
• Have you stored garbage cans out of sight or in the garage?
Inspect the roof, gutters, and windows.
• Is the roof free and clear from obstructions?
• Are the gutters clear of debris and neatly hung?
• Are the windows sparkling clean and free from obstructions (such as overgrown bushes and trees)?
• Are there any loose shingles in need of repair?
Inspect the condition of the paint or stucco.
• Is it time to power wash the stucco?
• Is any touch-up painting needed?
• Look at your house from across the street. Does it look tired or faded? If so, a paint job may be in order.
Keep the lawn neatly groomed.
• Is the lawn free from weeds and brown spots?
• Is the lawn free from leaves and grass clippings?
• Is the lawn neatly edged?
Is your landscaping at least average for the neighborhood?
• If not, buy some bushes and plant them.
• Are existing bushes, trees, and shrubs neatly pruned?
• If you have a flower bed, buy a few mature flowers and plant them.
Make your entryway inviting.
• Is the front door in good shape?
• Could your front door use a fresh coat of paint?
• Place a new, colorful welcome mat at the front door.
• Place a nice big potted plant in the entryway, next to the door.
• Polish your knob, lock, and knocker or purchase a new set.
• Make sure your street numerals are polished and in place.
• Make sure the porch and steps are swept.
• Make sure your front door lock and key work easily and fit properly.
Keep your back yard tidy.
• If you have a pool or spa, keep it freshly maintained and constantly cleaned.
• If you have dogs, be sure to constantly keep the back yard free of “debris”.