One of the first things a potential buyer sees is the outside of your home.   How does the outside of your property look?  Do you have a messy yard or falling gutters?  This completely turns off potential buyers.  If your home doesn’t appear attractive from the outside, buyers probably will  not venture inside the house.

You need to view your home from across the street.  Be objective.  You can also  ask a friend or neighbor for their opinion.  Notice the overgrown plants, the gutters, the windows and doors.  Do they need to be freshened up with a coat of paint?

It is best to take a walk around the exterior of your home.  Notice any dead plants, any clutter. Clean up, repair, trim bushes, trees, and plants.

  • Weed and mulch all planting areas.  Your lawn should be trimmed and fertilized so it looks fresh.
  • Check painted areas on your home’s exterior, especially the front door and trim and paint as needed.
  • Make sure all windows are spotless.
  • Also outside areas may need to be power washed to sparkle.
  • Remove all garbage cans, and any extra building materials from view.
  • Clear all patios and decks of small items.
  • If you are selling your home in the winter, remove your grill and store in the garage.  There should not be dead plants or empty pots in view.  Also the sidewalks, stairs, and driveways should be free of snow.
  • Check bushes and trees.  Are they hiding your home?  Remove or trim them as necessary.
  • If you are selling in the fall, keep falling leaves at bay with frequent raking and patch up any brown spots in the grass.

Hope these tips help you in creating a great curb appeal.