When a homeowner is ready to list their home, they usually have a good idea of what items to do prior to it hitting the market. When you have your home listed, it should be the BEST ON THE BLOCK.
Debbie Reynolds has identified the items to prepare a home with excellent curb appeal. Don't forget to go and comment on her original post.
A Little Bit of Money in the Right Places Can Produce Great Returns
The first showing is now done on the Internet. The second showing is produced when the buyer drives by to check out the neighborhood or schedules a showing to see inside. But what if the real thing is not what it looked like in the pictures?
The curb appeal is vital to get buyers in the front door. Once inside, the real buying takes place. Emotions kick in and discussions about how the buyers will make it their own begin. Here are some low cost curb appeal tips that won't break the bank and assure you that buyers will want to look a little deeper.
Make the Front Door Look Fresh
Clean it or apply a fresh coat of paint. It there are dents, fix them. Add new hardware if needed and make sure the key works easily in the lock. If you have a storm or screen door, Make sure it operates correctly and that the screen isn't torn.
Place a Pretty Wreath
Adding a little color with a seasonal wreath will perk up the front entrance and extend a warm greeting. These can be found at your local craft or home improvement store.
Planters and Flowers
Spring is at hand so planting a few flowers around the front steps or in planters will brighten the entry. This offers a nice framework to the front door and will show up from the street. No matter the time of year, you can find something in season to put in some natural color.
Check Your Lighting
Porches need good lighting and a pretty fixture is immediately noticed. Solar landscape lighting will give a nice effect, light the pathway and will be appreciated by buyers.
Clean Your Concrete Walkway, Driveway and Porch
In you have concrete, clean it. Put the children's riding toys away, roll the trash can out of sight. If you have siding, clean it and make it sparkle. Make sure gutters are snug against the house and not full of leaves. Declutter the porch.
Neatly Trimmed Landscaping
Clean out the shrub beds, trim shrubs and mow the lawn. Your shrubbery is not to block the house but enhance it. A rich and thick lawn is noticed by buyers.
An American Flag
I work in a military area and these displays of patriotism are so appreciated. Placing a flag on the front porch or front of the house will make your house stand out. It catches the attention of buyers and sometimes they don't know why.
These tips will help get buyers in the front door. Remember the first showing is through the photos you place on the Internet. None of these tips will cost a bunch of money but they are guaranteed to make a difference. Getting buyers in the door is the prerequisite to getting an offer.
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