By Jammie Michael, Realtor with Tarter Realty, Auction & Appraisal Co.
When you pull up to your house today after work, slow down and take a look. Ask yourself, does my home look loved? Now look harder, as if you are a potential home buyer pulling up to your home for the first time. Are you excited? If the answer is no, keep reading to learn about a few simple things you can do to improve your curb appeal.
5 Easy Steps
The front door
Can you see it? Does it have dull or faded paint? How about dirty glass? Freshen up the front door with a new paint or stain color and clean all the glass. If you have multiple doors, make sure people can tell which door is the correct entry door. This can be as simple as having a fresh pot of flowers and a welcome sign next to the door.
Can you easily get to the front door? Are there weeds growing in the cracks? Clear the weeds and sweep the sidewalk.
Are the shrubs so overgrown you can’t tell where one stops and the other starts? Give them a good trim and put down fresh mulch or landscaping stones.
Is the grass patchy or are there holes in the lawn? Plant some grass seed, fill in the holes and keep it mowed and free of weeds.
Don’t forget your house numbers! Buyers can’t find your home if the numbers aren’t clear. Paint the numbers to give them a fresh new look. Be sure they’re straight and visible from the street.
First impressions matter when you’re selling a home! When you do these simple things, buyers will feel at home and will want to get inside. If you need more helpful tips when preparing to sell your home, call me. I’d love to chat and offer advice to help you get your house sold so you can move on to your next adventure!
Jammie Michael – REALTOR®
Tarter Realty, Auction & Appraisal Co.
103 N Meridian St.
Winchester, IN 47394
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