We Buy Louisiana HousesUse an objective assessment to see what you can do to make your house more attractive to passersby before you put it on the market for sale.

Louisiana House Buyers – Metairie LA : The selling of your home can be expected to be exciting, stressful, and somewhat hectic. It signifies a major change in your lifestyle and the place you call home. After living in your house for years, it will be somewhat difficult to look around and see what others coming to view it will see. We tend to take our environment for granted so you’ll have to put on a different hat when it comes to finding the repairs and improvements needed. This is particularly true outdoors when we tend to pull up in the driveway after a long day at work and time in traffic, head straight inside and begin to unwind. It’s all too easy to overlook the imperfections that should be cleared up before you sell the house.

After living in your house for years, it will be somewhat difficult to look around and see what others coming to view it will see. We tend to take our environment for granted so you’ll have to put on a different hat when it comes to finding the repairs and improvements needed. This is particularly true outdoors when we tend to pull up in the driveway after a long day at work and time in traffic, head straight inside and begin to unwind.

For best results, grab a notepad and pen and take a drive around the block. Drive by the house and see what stands out in your eye. Is there a clump of weeds at the edge of the garage that should be taken out? Is the entryway door dull and uninviting? You didn’t notice before, but now you will be taking a look through different eyes. If you are lucky enough to have a friend or neighbor to help, take them along and get their opinion, too.

Now pull up in front and take a look at your curb appeal. Start writing your list out according to what you see as you walk up the walk to the front door. Walk around the outside to the back door and through the yard over to the garage or other outbuildings. Look at the landscaping to see that the lawn looks healthy and the shrubs and flower beds are attractive. Even out of growing season, there should be no dead and matted vegetation. Make a note to yourself to clean that up. What else catches your eye as being messy? Does anything detract from the overall look of the home?

  • For best results, grab a notepad and pen and take a drive around the block. 
  • Now pull up in front and take a look at your curb appeal.
  • Start writing your list out according to what you see as you walk up the walk to the front door.

Walk up to the front door and stand in the entry as though you are a visitor coming to see the house. What stands out and what looks like it needs cleaning or improvement? Would a coat of paint help around the front door or on the trim? It’s a good idea to look around as you are driving for ideas you can use to spruce it up and make it more attractive. Perhaps a few flowers in a pot, or a bright red paint job on your front door would make a big difference.

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