One of the most important things to do before putting your home on the market is to take care of the “easy” things. Make a list of things that need to be repaired – leaky faucets, chipped paint and loose hinges – and fix those items.
Considering tackling a remodel before selling? Check out articles from REALTOR® Magazine at www.REALTOR.org/ REALTORMag by entering the search term “Remodeling” and you’ll receive helpful guides like, the Field Guide to Remodeling, and the latest Cost vs.Value Report.
5 ways to increase curb appeal
Curb appeal, or how your home shows from the street, is one of the key things that will sell – or not sell – your home. If buyers are turned off by the outside of the home, it will be very difficult for you to get them into the home and change their negative opinion. Curb appeal will be the key to making the right first impression.
Here are 5 things you can do to improve your home’s
- Declutter the yard by removing toys and lawn furniture
- Cut the grass, rake the leaves, trim the bushes and the edges, and plant fresh flowers to add color Paint doors and windows with a fresh updated color
- Patch holes in the driveway and reapply sealant
- Wash windows and screens