A home will have already made an impression on a potential buyer before someone even walks through your door. A buyer will know, or get “that feeling” within the first 30 seconds if that home is going to stand out from the rest. With this, Curb Appeal is everything and is your chance to make your home memorable for the right reasons.
Here are a few tips I would like to share to help maintain that perception
Clean up the Clutter Daily—I want you to stand at the curb or end of your driveway and take a look at your yard, or entrance. Try to look at your home as a potential buyer would. Rake those leaves, clean those gutters, and clean up those dead flowers or tree branches if need be. Do the bushes need trimming? Does your walkway need a crisp look? Keep a lookout for these important factors as you enter and leave the home.
Keep your lawn clean and fresh looking—Try to mow your lawn weekly and looking fresh at all times. Pull the weeds from flowers beds, and place fresh fertilizer or mulch if need be. These inexpensive actions will go a long way in keeping your home ahead of the competition
Remove unnecessary items from that front entrance— Take a moment to look at your front entrance. This is the first place that buyer is going to see and you do not want them to have to overlook excess furniture, personal clutter, or accessories that have been personalized to fit your taste. Make it as open and inviting as possible to make someone not wait to get inside. If their first thought is if there is clutter on the outside, imagine what they are thinking about the inside before they even walk in the door.
Authored by: Lee Gosselin