Pillar To Post Home Inspectors Offer Tips for Spring Curb Appeal.

Services for Real Estate Pros with Pillar To Post Home Inspectors


The arrival of warm weather signals fun in the backyard with friends and family and that’s how you want a potential buyer to see it when they visit one of your listings.

It’s the perfect time to quickly get your sellers to paint outdoors, or at least touch up obvious shabby points. Adding flowers and color, cleaning up shrubbery and weeds also lend to the oh so important curb appeal.

The last thing you want to deal with are unexpected home repairs that are obvious during a showing so here’s an advice list to help keep your sellers on track:

  1.  Clear away debris and dead foliage from any flowerbeds.
  2.  Inspect hose connections to ensure there are no leaks.
  3.  Replace damaged window screens and any weather stripping.
  4.  Clean your fireplace and/or wood-burning stove and flue.
  5.  Make sure your lawn mower, weed wacker and other tools are in good working order. Then use them!
  6.  Clean and repair your patio furniture and inspect your deck for loose or rotten boards.
  7.  Trim back shrubs and vines that are growing near your air conditioning unit and dryer vent. And also make sure the front entrance isn’t overgrown and difficult to enter.
  8.  Inspect and clean your gutters and make sure downspouts drain away from your foundation.
  9.  Patch up any cracks you find around foundation and driveways before they spread further or if they look unsightly.
  10.  Inspect your roof for cracked or missing shingles and trim branches that hang over the top of your roof.

There is very plain home for sale on my street now. But the Bougainvilleas!!!! They have 4 arches of purple ones that make me lean 50% towards that house just for the way it looks outside. Remember, love at first sight goes a long way in house hunting.




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Maggie Dokic | Miami, FL | 305.81.HOUSE (46873)
eXp Realty LLC - Miami, FL
GREEN, CDPE, SFR, Pinecrest | Palmetto Bay |

Good morning Rhonda! I love, love, love my local Pillar to Post home inspector! I recommend him to all my clients. These are really good tips and very timely for me. I'm in the "get my home up to speed" frame of mind right now and appreciate these.

Apr 15, 2017 06:51 AM #1
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I hope home sellers will read this post and learn from it. Thank you for sharing.

Apr 17, 2017 03:49 AM #2
Mega Team Real Estate
Realty ONE Group Alliance - San Mateo, CA
San Francisco and Peninsula Real Estate Concierge

Great tips. Thank you for sharing. 

Apr 17, 2017 05:10 AM #3
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Under snow, much hides and sales during the winter happen!

Apr 17, 2017 05:45 AM #4
Amy Gutschow
RE/MAX - Sheboygan, WI
Professional Real Estate

Curb appeal is so important!  A true first impression is what they think of your yard and porch as they walk up to the home.  Great points you wrote about.  Thanks

Apr 17, 2017 07:56 AM #5
Rhonda Sanderson
Pillar To Post Home Inspectors - Boca Raton, FL
Pillar To Post resident Blogger

Thanks Amy.  I love colorful flowers around a home especially in front. It's just so inviting. 

Apr 17, 2017 09:15 AM #6
Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line

Good post with easy to implement ideas that can easily be acheived over a few weekends or days.

Apr 17, 2017 11:03 AM #7
Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
Synergy Realty Pros

I tryly believe that a buyer falls in love the minute they find the Right home.  All these tips assures you are in the running . good post.

Apr 18, 2017 05:28 AM #9
John Wiley
Right Move Real Estate Group- EXP Realty - Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL Real Estate GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Great tips for getting a house ready to sell.

It does not always take money to make a place shine.

Apr 18, 2017 05:33 AM #10
Dörte Engel
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Bowie, MD
ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland

Dear Rhonda,

Good spring maintenance list to tick off. Flowers are amazing decorating tools. Some bulbs or seeds do not cost that much & if sellers contact me early enough, I always recommend planting some very small flowers & waiting a month to let them grow in. A lot of bang for a couple 100 bucks or less.

Apr 21, 2017 02:50 PM #12
Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

We never get a second chance at that first impression; curb appeal is very important!  Great post!

Apr 21, 2017 06:58 PM #13
Mick Michaud
Distinctly Texas Lifestyle Properties, LLC Office:682/498-3107 - Granbury, TX
Your Texas Lifestyle is Here!

Good tips, whether selling your house or not.  Keeping it in good condition is a great benefit to you while you live there.  Maintenance is a pain and a bit costly, but ignored becomes a huge outlay of cash. 

May 17, 2017 06:13 AM #14
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