Before you contact a real estate professional to list your home for sale, make sure you give it a critical eye. Is the exterior of your home attractive to potential buyers? You never get a second chance to make that first impression.

There are a few simple things you can do that won’t break the budget but may just increase your chances of selling your home quickly.

  • Less is more. Step out to your curb and really take a look at your front yard. Is there too much? Can you remove some bushes? Maybe there are dead plants or bushes that can be removed or trimmed back. Prune, trim and remove unnecessary shrubs and debris. Create space so potential buyers can see the home. It’s one step closer to them seeing it as their home.
  • Impressions start at the front door. Whether you have a porch or just a front door patio area, make sure it’s clean. Touch up or repaint any areas that may be showing age or sun damage.
  • Light the way. Even if potential home buyers view your home during the day, it’s important to have clean and bright lights. Clean fixtures to remove dirt and cobwebs. Replace bulbs to make sure all lights work. Lighting isn’t only aesthetic in nature, it represents a safe and secure home.
  • Add a pop of color. Depending upon the time of year, adding colorful flowers or even decorative touches like river rocks, can give your home a sense of tranquility. If you’re not sure how to start, an experienced real estate professional can give you some guidance.

It’s not difficult to add some curb appeal to your home. All you need is a critical eye and some clean up. If you’d like a real estate professional who has the insight and knowledge needed to sell your home fast, contact me, Big Mike. I’ll make sure your home is quickly on its way to sold.