Preparing your Outside Spaces for Sale
Now that the warm weather is upon us, the exterior of a home is on full display to potential buyers. Here is our advice on a few small steps you can take to make sure your home “curb appeal” is at its best. Spruce up the landscaping The first thing potential buyers notice when they approach a home is the exterior. If your landscaping is overgrown and not maintained, it can hinder that “wow” moment. According to a 2019 study from HomeLight, a well landscaped home can sell anywhere between 1%-10% more than a home without landscaping. You can spruce up your simply by making sure your lawn is regularly maintained and mowed. Pruning your trees and bushes, along with adding some simple potted plants or planting some annuals are an inexpensive solution for showcasing your property. Clean up the driveway/walkway Much like the landscape, a driveway or walkway is an important part of a home’s curb appeal. If these spaces are dirty, cracked, or have weeds sprouting up through cracks and crevices, it might be harder for potential buyers to see the beauty underneath. Simple solutions can go a long way. Try power washing to make the pavement shine, […]
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The Clutter Isn’t Cute
We’ve talked about the importance of curb appeal — that you only have “one chance to make a first impression” with the exterior of your home. Well, the same can be said for the interior. And one of the first things buyers will notice in your home is clutter. Clutter can be unappealing to some and can also give potential buyers the impression that your house has inadequate storage. Now is the time to start chipping away at those organization projects you’ve been putting off. Here are some tips to help you get started: Visualize what you want the room to look like — Having a goal for a space will make you feel motivated to tackle those unsightly messes. Start with the most unorganized room in the house — If you can get through that room, you can get through anything! Take it one step at a time — Remember it’s not a sprint. Take it slow, take your time, and do it right. Even if it’s only 10-15 minutes a day. Every minute counts. So if you’re planning to sell your home, take some time to get organized and give the right impression, it makes a HUGE difference.
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