A GOOD FIRST IMPRESSION CAN HELP SELL YOUR HOMEYou have heard time and time again that first impressions are the most lasting impressions, and that is even more true in the real estate industry. Your primary role as a home seller is to make your home as attractive as possible to potential buyers from the moment they set foot on your property. The time, effort and financial investment involved can give you the competitive edge needed to sell your home when you want and at the price you want.
⦁ Lawn is well-cut and neatly trimmed around the sidewalks, walkways and driveway. ⦁ Flower garden is weeded. ⦁ Shrubs are trimmed, and dead trees or branches are eliminated. ⦁ All debris is disposed of, and toys and lawn equipment are neatly stored. ⦁ Fences and gates are repaired and repainted, if necessary. ⦁ The roof, gutters and downspout are in good repair. ⦁ Driveways and sidewalks are washed down and checked for cracking and crumbling. ⦁ Cracked windows and torn screens are replaced. Screens, windows and window sills are washed. ⦁ Doorknobs are cleaned. ⦁ Doorbell and front lights are in good working order.If you plan to paint the house before listing it for sale, paint it in neutral colors that match the rest of your community. Before you get started, check in with your real estate agent first to make sure that the money you put into the paint job will be returned at the close of the sale. If your home’s exterior looks clean, orderly and in good repair, that’s the impression your house will first convey.