Curb Appeal is just as important as updating and cleaning the inside of your house. In fact, curb appeal is THE first impression a buyer has of your home, so you definitely want to make it a good one!
Here is a list of things you should check and take care of to have great curb appeal:
-Power wash the outside of the house. If you have loose, peeling, cracking paint, you’ll need to have the place painted.
-Power wash the windows outside and clean them on the inside.
-Clean out gutters and replace if they’re rusty, bent or look old and in disrepair.
-Rake up leaves and dead vegetation and dispose of it.
-Keep the lawn mowed throughout the sales process. Make sure sidewalks and walkways are edged neatly.
-Get rid of weeds, dandelions and grass growing up through the driveway or sidewalks.
-Trim trees so that no limbs are touching the roof.
-Put bikes, skateboards and scooters in the garage.
-Trim back unruly, unkempt bushes.
-Install low-wattage ground lights along the front walkway.
-Plant bright-colored flowers and keep them watered and looking beautiful. Remove wilted dead blooms religiously.
-Give your front door a fresh coat of paint or replace it if needed.
-Replace the mailbox if needed.
-Apply large, clearly visible house numbers to the front of your house.
-Keep garbage barrels in the garage out of sight.
-Power wash your deck or patio and sand and stain if necessary.