It is surprising how much the appearance of a home – either upon walk-up or entering into the home – can influence a buyer. Most times, a buyers mind is made up upon the first initial contact of a home; but there are times that a buyers mind can be swayed either one way or another upon entering into the home.
Over the next five days, I will post various checklist. These lists are of features, tips, and things that can be considered when sprucing up the home. By accomplishing a little bit at a time, your home will become ready to make, hopefully, a good lasting impression. Today’s checklist will cover your homes curb appeal – are view upon initial walk up.
Home Curb Appeal
- Mow lawn
- Trim shrubs
- Edge gardens and walkways
- Weed and mulch
- Sweep walkways and driveway, remove branches, litter, or toys
- Add color and fill in bare spots with plantings
- Remove mildew or moss from walls or walkways
- Take stains off driveway
- Stack woodpiles neatly
- Clean and repair patio and/or deck
- Remove any outdoor furniture which is not in good repair
- Make sure pool and/or spa are clean
- Repair broken windows and/or shutters, replace torn screens, make sure frames and seams have solid caulking
- Hose off exterior wood and trim, replace damaged bricks or wood
- Touch up exterior paint, repair gutters and eaves
- Clean and remove rust from any window air conditioning units
- Paint the front door and/or mailbox
- Add a new front door mat and consider a seasonal door decoration
- Shine brass hardware on front door, outside lighting fixtures, etc.
- Make sure doorbell is in good working order