First Impressions are hard to adjust. I will give you some pointers on how to sell your home before the buyer goes inside!!
One of the many values I bring as your Real Estate Agent is having your home professionally photographed. In my experience, professionals are a pro in their profession, so let them showcase your home like a pro!
I’m going to give you an insight of how buyers see the outside of your home through their eyes. Lets start outside…..
Wash your Home
We wouldn’t put ourselves on showcase without cleaning up, so why would we not show the same effort to our HOME! Don’t let this be intimidating. Focus on the small things as the small things in Real Estate Sell HOMES.
Remove cobwebs, spiders, and all dirt, dust, and leaves from front porch
Pressure-wash the outside of your home, driveway, and garage.
Scrape all old paint off of the windows and repaint. Clean out your gutters.
These things show your buyer that you have taken great care of your HOME.
Spruce up your Nest
Try to remember the reasons why you fell in love with your home. Bring it back to life. Renew your Front Door. A little bit of paint or refinish can brighten up the entrance to your home. Replace your Home address numbers. You want your home address to stand out from the street and be easy to see. This is a small thing that can make a huge difference. You can easily do this for about $10 a number or get crafty form Pinterest. Just remember to stay neutral.
Replace your old number sign
Replace your mailbox. Is your mailbox falling down or looks like it survived a tornado? For $40-$50 you can make it stand tall again!
I can tell you how this simple thing can make your home look fresh again. It’s such a low budget way to spruce it UP!
This does not have to be expensive. Let the season influence your design. Mulch, potted plant, or plants on front porch, a simple window box, or even a pumpkin with a mum if its FALL. Remember huge flowerbeds can come off as a lot of time and work for the busy home buyer, but a simple potted plant adds décor with a sense of warmth. LOW MAINTENANCE!!
If nothing else, clean out those flowerbeds, remove any weeds and leaves, and keep it simple. Bushes and small tree’s are a great alternative if you don’t have a green thumb.
Is your front porch light showing your homes age? For under $50 you can replace the outside light and really make your home shine! If replacing the light fixture isn’t an option then clean out the light fixtures and make sure all light bulbs are working. I love to have a home photographed during the day but also @ night with all the outside lights shining bright. I always add a solar light in front of my real estate sign. Lights show ambience and that is always a PLUS.
Lastly, just take a step back and look @ your home from the street. Does it look neat and clean? Overcrowding your front porches makes the area look smaller. You want the buyer to see themselves enjoying their coffee on that front porch. Less is more. De-clutter every space. Every space can be seen as living space.
Same goes with your garage. Park your car in the garage. Show your buyer that your home has plenty of storage, even if you have completely outgrown your home!
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