Home selling 101 (Part 2)

Real Estate Agent with Watson Realty Corporation BK452572

mowing the yardTHE EXTERIOR

You only have one chance to make a first impression! Is yours going to be " Lets call to see this one" or "Lets pass on this one"?

Drive by your home.  Be objective.  If you can't be objective, ask a friend to help.  Look at your house.

Does it need to be painted or pressure washed?

Is the driveway clean?

Are there spiderwebs and wasp nests?

Are the windows clean?

How's the landscaping? Does it need sprucing up? Does the lawn need to be cut? Do you need to use an edger on the sidewalks and driveways?Do the flower beds need cleaning up?  Should you add some color?

       sold  Does your front door need painting?  Is it inviting someone to come in?

                                               Look at your porches and decks.  Do they need cleaning ?

                                               Look at your fences, driveways and sidewalks.

                                               Are there lots of toys and other items in the yard?


Tomorrow : Kitchens and Baths


Comments (3)

Travis Newton
Salem and Bend Oregon FHA, VA & USDA 503.931.4490 - Salem, OR

Some great tips. Those will come in handy for a lot of folks

Aug 13, 2008 05:07 AM
Jim Curry
Long & Foster - Frederick, MD

Very Good, it seems too much emphasis is placed on the inside; they'll never get there if the outside doesn't shine.

Aug 13, 2008 05:17 AM
Andrew Johnson
Touchstone Realty - Martinsburg, WV
Real Estate Service and Inventory Specialist

Some Great tips...

Aug 13, 2008 05:40 AM