"Little Things" That Sometimes Can Make a Difference

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"Little Things" That Sometimes Can Make a Difference....

One little thing you may consider that can make a difference when you place your home on the market.   I pressure washed this & then replicated the finish that was previously there.

Faded Concrete Driveway before & afterThis is concrete driveway faded & revitalized

(before-r / after-l)

The owner was amazed, as he didn't think it could be brought back to new & this is one of the services we can provide for you or your clients.

 After of Side Drivesimilar with the back screened in porch & courtyard area

Also, this is an after of another porch that we performed.   This was to better match the home's appearance.

 Entrance Stained


Let me know if I can be of help!  Be Safe!,

Sincerely,  Pam


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JOSH EVANS *JoshEvansHomes 516-655-5000
Village Properties of Mineola, LLC - Mineola, NY
Those are some things a that are very good to know in the future it is always a goog thing to know when buying or selling a home in the futeur
Aug 26, 2011 05:06 PM #1
Ellie Penaranda
239.776.5077 Downing-Frye Realty - Naples, FL
Naples Florida Real Estate - Waterfront & Beach Co

Hi Pam, great tips and are all simple to do.  Thanks for sharing.

Aug 26, 2011 05:12 PM #2
Pam Hills
Innovative Artistry - Kendall, FL
ASP/IAHSP- Stager Miami, FL, Creative Minds Innovatively At Work

Dear Josh - I think it does help the presentation.  Hope it is helpful.

Dear Ellie - Yes, just a bit of elbow grease & a bit of humbleness of grunge in the process :)  The results are worth it.  It takes a bit of time...hands & knees kind of thing.  I didn't sub-contract this out as it would have been too difficult for them.  The last one was a custom faux.  Thank you!  Hopefully all helpful.

Aug 26, 2011 05:19 PM #3
Jon Quist
Tucson's BUYERS ONLY Realtor since 1996

Improving the outside "curb appeal is always a good step in the sprucing up of a house going on the market.

Aug 26, 2011 05:42 PM #4
Pam Hills
Innovative Artistry - Kendall, FL
ASP/IAHSP- Stager Miami, FL, Creative Minds Innovatively At Work

Dear Jon - Hi & thanks.. :)  I think it will hopefully be a contribution in my efforts placed forward.  Thank you for visiting :)

Aug 26, 2011 05:47 PM #5
MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

I ALWAYS recommend pressure washing; matching finish work can be a challenge. A good future post might be about costs for your type of services.

Aug 26, 2011 06:12 PM #6
JodiAnn Garone
Century 21 Action Plus Realty - Freehold, NJ
Bringing you Home!



Thank you for sharing your post. Your are so right that these little things mean so much to the prespective buyers. Crb appeal is the first impression. Why not be sure to make it a good one with just a little TLC.

Aug 26, 2011 10:07 PM #7
Janet Jones
Just Your Style Interiors, LLC - Kihei, HI
Home Staging, Interior Redesign Kihei, Maui, Hawaii

Pam--couldn't agree with you more about pressure washing.  Makes a dramatic difference most of the time and great curb appeal helps to set the buyers frame of mind in a positive direction. 

Aug 27, 2011 03:03 AM #8
Pam Hills
Innovative Artistry - Kendall, FL
ASP/IAHSP- Stager Miami, FL, Creative Minds Innovatively At Work

Dear Michelle - Thanks & great idea for the future post(s).  This was a special situation of where it was in with the package.  If I were to break it out for your use.  I owned the pressure washer that did the job, so there wasn't the additional factor of having to lease equipment.  The stain/sealer was approximately $150-$170.   Of course if we can incorporate it into the staging process all the better.  If they were to do it on their own it is a relatively low investment item, They will need to allow time, as it is a bit time consuming.  If they were to hire it out separately I would estimate a minimal of $500 w/ materials included...It depends on the area, down here probably a little more.  Hope this helps.  Thanks for stopping by.

Dear JodiAnn - Thanks!  Hopefully it is a worthwhile thought to suggest.  The owners just didn't know it could be fixed as such.  They were unfamiliar with concrete processes, etc.  Thank you for commenting.

Dear Janet - Oh yes!!  I love it after things have been pressure washed.  I am not sure it is not more of an common home tool like a lawn mower?  I had an area with oak canopies and it was a life saver.  Thanks for commenting & visiting!  :)


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