Preparing Your Home for Sale - Advice from League City Realtors
PART 1: Exterior Home Staging
(PART 2 coming next week... stay tuned)
"People often buy a home based on their feelings about it. If you’re intending to sell your home, it’s important to keep this in mind: Regardless of your location and price, if something about your home ‘feels” wrong, buyers will look elsewhere. This is NOT a rational process for many people."
Do you want a competitive edge?
.....Make sure all areas of your home are in shipshape
It all starts with the outside first impressions, and there are many homes for sale in the Houston Bay Area that could use this checklist... I hope you find this to be helpful for your exterior home staging!
1. Keep your lawn well-trimmed and edged. Weed the beds. Trim shrubs. Remove all dead limbs and debris.
And ensure there are no large plants blocking walk ways and not substantially blocking windows.
2. Plant some flowers for color — or just put some pots of flowers beside the front door, but be sure to limit the number of colors you use.
3. Put away lawn equipment. Arrange outdoor items, such as firewood or outdoor furniture and kid's toys, neatly.
4. Walk your fence line. Repair broken areas, and paint or stain spots in poor condition.
5. Check surfaces such as siding, window sashes, trim, and shutters. Touch-up with paint, caulking, or clean.
6. Make sure the entry light and doorbell work. Paint, stain, or clean the door if needed.
7. Clean out debris in gutters. Touch up with paint if needed; realign if crooked.
8. Check the roof for shingles or flashing that needs replacing, being careful to follow any local building codes and windstorm requirements if applicable.
9. Fix any broken windows and screens. Wash them. More about this on a blog later next week.
10. Power wash driveways and sidewalks. Patch holes.
11. Replace faded house numbers with new ones or paint.
12. If needed, repaint or replace the mailbox - this is a very common issue in my neighborhood and surrounding neighborhoods.
This is not a comprehensive list.
|What are some other exterior items you think might contribute to good aesthetics and really welcome a buyer?|