The way the house looks on the outside is critical for those buyers that choose to drive by and have a sneak peak at the house you have listed. Give it a quick cleaning up and keep it neat and attractive at all times.
Kenner Louisiana House Buyers: When people are looking for a home to buy, they often drive around in their target neighborhoods and look for homes that may be for sale. When they drive by your house, will they be impressed with how great it looks? Will they think that yours is the cutest house on the street? If it’s just a house with nothing special about it, you can improve on that with a little creativity and effort. It will make a difference, as curb appeal is one of the best ways to sell a home.
When they drive by your house, will they be impressed with how great it looks?
Whether you are selling your house through a listing you have placed online or just by placing a ‘for sale by owner’ sign on the lawn, you will want the first look at the house to be impressive. First impressions do, indeed, make a difference. Listing your house online or with MLS your interested parties will certainly want to drive by at some point. The house should have something attractive about it that creates a definite memory.
The yard that has piles of trash and toys strewn about will make buyers remember it for certain. They’ll remember that they can cross that house of their list. Make sure you keep the front and back yards picked up and neatly trimmed. The lawn should be mowed regularly and the flowers and shrubs must be trimmed and look good. Think about planting some colorful flowers around the house if you don’t already have any. Yellow is the color that pops according to professional home sellers, but any live flowers will make a difference. Pull the weeds from the flower beds and reseed or sod bald spots in the lawn. Take extra care to make sure the grass looks good this year.
First impressions do, indeed, make a difference.
Make sure you keep the front and back yards picked up and neatly trimmed.
Think about planting some colorful flowers around the house if you don’t already have any.
Check the look of the house from afar. Step out into the street and look around. Does the roof look like it has been cared for or are there broken and missing shingles? Is the paint decent looking, or is it chipped and peeling off in spots? Paint is one of the cheapest fixes that make the most dramatic impact. Some buyers will take a drive by your house after dark. Since you never know when someone will be taking a look, have the house well lit outside and with at least a light or two on inside. Keep the outside areas swept and looking sharp at all times as you never know when someone will be coming down the street to have a look.
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