Exterior Home Appeal – Make a Great First Impression

As a Home Seller you must take into consideration the buyer's first impression. If they don't like what they see on the outside, they may not even be interested in seeing the inside. The first thing a prospective home buyer will see is your driveway, the front of your home and your front yard! Below are a few tips to help you make that great first impression!

Clean Up.
Remove any trash, loose leaves, trash cans, errant toys etc. away from the front of the house. Store unneeded things in an undisclosed place or give them away. Remember, you are moving and getting ready for a new start. Straightening up will give your front yard an automatic face lift.

Trim and Cut.
Make sure to mow the lawn, and trim plants and flowers in a nice neat fashion. If you have empty soil, spend a few dollars and place a potted plant in the needed area to give it a little more pizzaz.

Sweep and Water.
Nothing gives a front yard a face lift like a good old fashioned broom and a garden hose! Spray your driveway or walkway down. Find a rake, and broom and groom your lawn and driveway. Make sure your cement areas are clean and as stain free as possible.

Front Porch Welcome.
Dress up your front porch : invest in a brand new welcome mat, by some small plants or flowers that line the walkway to your door.

Front Door Fabulous.
Make sure you clean and scrub your front door, and surrounding areas. Do some paint touch up on the trim and door if needed. Using soap and water, make sure there are no cobwebs, dirt or grime in corners anywhere within eyesight. Remember, buyers will be looking around as they wait for the door to be opened.

Sparkling Windows.
Start with soap and water, and finish off any front windows with glass cleaner. You want your front windows sparkling!

Handle It.
Out with the shabby, in with your home being sold! Don't be afraid to invest a couple extra bucks in a new door handle or door knocker if it needs it.

Flag It.
Many home stores inexpensively sell seasonal flags, that add an extra touch of color and flair to a front yard. Entice your prospective home buyer with imagination.

Accentuate your Selling Points.
Every home may have a different characteristic that makes it home beautiful. A great window, an attractive lawn, etc. Whatever you special characteristic is, don't let it be hid, make sure it's shown off to your prospective home buyers!