Offered by: Jan Hepp-Struck, Hepp Realty
If you’ve been following along with this article series, we’ve covered prepping the interior of your home. Next up is making sure your home has good curb appeal. After all, you only get one chance to make a first impression, and it would be a shame to go to a lot of effort on the inside and then lose a buyer for something left undone on the outside, especially as the market slides a little more towards the middle.
If you are getting ready to list your home, it isn’t really the time to undertake any major exterior projects, but don’t forget the little details like uncleanliness or minor repairs have the potential to make or break your sale. First and foremost, you’ll want to give the exterior of your home a good power washing. Be sure to check your trim and porch for any areas where you might need to do some paint/stain touch-up, or repair any minor rotting with wood filler.
Next take a look at your landscaping. Replacing mulch is inexpensive and a great way to freshen up your landscaping and boost your curb appeal. And it should go without saying that you’ll want to keep your lawn mowed, weeds pulled, and don’t forget to keep your front yard clear of any non-landscape related items because you never know when a potential buyer might be driving by.
A key element you’ll want to look at is your front door. Is it welcoming, and does it pop? Opt for a bold color, one that accentuates and enhances your home’s exterior color scheme. And last, but not least, install a new light bulb in your entry way.
For proven expertise in establishing your home value and/or searching for a new or existing home, please call Jan at (303) 520-4340.
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