Readying Your Home for Sale: 5 Easy Outside Fixes
Readying Your Home for Sale on the Outside
Holing up indoors stationed in front of the TV is a natural way to pass the cold, winter months. But on that first warm spring day when you rush outside to enjoy some sun, you might not like what you see—and no, we’re not talking about those extra winter pounds. Between Hurricane Sandy and Winter Storm Saturn, your home exterior may have taken a little beating. Keeping your outside attractive is always important, but even more so if you’re readying your home for sale. Here are a few easy ways to enchance your curb appeal.
1. Adopt an “I do windows” attitude. Winter can wear on your windows, so spend a few hours scrubbing them clean to impress potential buyers.
2. Touch up front doors. The condition of your front door can really impact the buyer’s first impression of your home. If the paint is chipped or peeling, give it a fresh coat.
3. Clean out the gutters. What’s worse: the gross clump of leaves, twigs and muck that collected in your gutters this winter, or the water damage inflicted on your walls and roofs if they’re left clogged?
4. Pretty up the lawn. Start by removing any plants or shrubs that didn’t survive the winter, and then add some seasonal flowers to add a pretty pop of color to your yard.
5. Repair fences. For buyers with children or pets, a fenced-in yard is a big draw. A fence in need of repair, however, is just another item they’ll need to add to a to-do list.