It's that time of the year when folks are thinking about buying or selling their homes. If you are thinking about selling soon now is the time to start getting the exterior of your home looking good. These important tips will ensure your home is "ready to sell".
1. Get the yard looking good. Edge, mow, reseed sparse areas and fertilize the lawn. Make sure and trim the hedges, weed your lawns and flowerbeds, and prune overgrown trees. The first thing buyers will notice is the landscape.
2. Our cold Indiana weather can really stress the outside of our homes so reseal cracks in foundation, steps, walkways, and patios. And, get everything looking clean by power-washing the exterior and washing your windows, inside and out.
3. Clean and align gutters and downspouts and clean the chimney.
4. Remove any oil stains from driveway and garage and make sure all walkways are swept and cleared.
An attractive exterior (including a well landscaped lawn) can certainly enhance the value of your property. And, remember you never have a second chance to make a first impression!