First impressions are everything. Staging the exterior of your home will help you get the most money for your home and make the work worth it. If the exterior of your home looks poorly maintained, it’s unlikely that potential buyers will be enthusiastic to see the inside. It won’t take long for you to complete these exterior maintenance tasks before you begin showing your home to prospective buyers:
Clean Your Patio and Walkways
Spend a few hours pulling those pesky weeds that grow in between patio stones and and sweep away leaves and other debris from your walkway. Get rid of dirty outdoor pillows and old furniture. Arrange some inexpensive but attractive potted flowers to brighten up and bring some life to the patio space. For a final touch, wash down your patio and walkway with a hose to get rid of dirt and other grimy build-up.
Scrub Windows and Screens
Curb appeal is important, and nothing says poor maintenance like dirty windows. Remove your storm windows and screens and give them a good scrub with a bristle brush and soap. Make sure you get all the nooks and crannies that tend to house lots of grit and build up from over the years. Not only will your windows look bright and new, but potential buyers won’t even think twice about the cleanliness of your home after seeing it’s fresh exterior.
Refresh the Siding
It’s natural for grime and mold to make an appearance on the side of your house, especially in New England where we experience full-blown seasons. If you’ve never cleaned your siding before, it might be best to hire a professional to get the job done with damaging your home.
Tidy Your Lawn
Before a showing, mow your lawn and remove any debris such as branches or leaves from your yard. Clean your patio furniture and get rid of any rusty or dilapidated pieces. You can also hire a professional landscaper to prune your trees, pull weeds, and give your garden some TLC to make an extra awesome first-impression!