How can you lure in those buyers with one glance?!?
Have you ever been house hunting and, by simply looking at the exterior of the house, you do not even want to go inside? Having an immediate “un-appeal” can be devastating whether you are buying or selling. As an agent, I may know the inside of the home shows much better than it's exterior, but, more times than not, you can't convince your buyer to to spend the time to even go inside.
So, sellers, here are some quick and inexpensive tips to help you lure that buyer through your front door and to the closing table!
-Garage Doors: Paint, stain or even replace garage doors as needed. Believe it or not, these doors can be quite an eye-sore if left unattended.
-Exterior Light Fixtures: Change any and all outdated exterior light fixtures and make sure each and every one has a working light bulb for evening showings.
-Driveway: Professionally patch any large holes or cracks in your driveway or even get the driveway re-sealed. You want to make the buyer feel that they can drive the moving truck in with ease!
-Landscaping: Update your landscaping beds according to the season if they aren't already. Trim all bushes and trees on the lot as needed. The buyer already has enough to do when they move in, the last thing they want to do is landscape!
-Overall Home Exterior: If the house is sided, get it power-washed to make it sparkle. Paint the window shutters if needed and make sure they are not hanging crooked. Clean up any toys and equipment from the yard and store neatly in the garage for the time being.
I know some of these things might seem a bit far-fetched and unimportant, but do keep in mind that most home buyers can't visualize these changes and slight clean-ups, and the ones who can visualize it will be looking for a reduced price. With all this said, sellers and agents have a common goal; to sell your house at top dollar and as quickly as possible, right? Making simple changes like these can make the home more appealing and inviting to everyone who comes to see it and, in turn, makes your life, the seller, much, much easier! :) Happy cleaning! :)