Spring is almost here and if you are selling your home it’s time to update your curb appeal. A few weeks ago I gave you some tips on how to make the outside of your home look good in the winter. Now it’s time to brush off the remaining snow off your stoop and dress things up a little.
Take a good look at your front door. If it looks tired, drab, chipped or dirty you might get by with a fresh coat of paint. This may be controversial but I recommend you go for neutral colors. If the front door is too bright buyers usually either love it or hate it. Don’t risk the haters. Stick to quieter colors. Don’t forget garage doors too. Many times they are the first things buyers see.
The best thing you can do for your door is invest in some new hardware. Currently, the trend is for black, oil-rubbed bronze or satin nickel colors. One of my colleagues recently had all the door hardware painted a matte black. It looked great and what was dated was suddenly new.
Windows are next. A woman in my neighborhood took the screens off her windows and then cleaned the panes until they shone. It give her house such a clean look. Windows can be dressed up for fun. I love flower boxes filled with colorful blooms and buyers do too.
Do you have a front porch? Nothing says Middle America like an inviting front porch. People are always seeking ways to increase their square footage. If you decorate your porch like another room of the house with a couple of comfortable rocking chairs or Adirondacks it will appear as another room. It also may encourage your buyers to sit down and write up an offer on your house.
With many home in Omaha the driveway is a prominent feature. If it is full of unsightly cracks and gaps it may be worth the $2,000 to $2,500 to get it replaced. At the very least you should consider patching all the cracks and removing dirt and oil stains.
Clean flowerbeds, gutters and a trim lawn should be part of everyday maintenance when selling your home. Sweep the walkways. Make certain there are no trip hazards. A little elbow grease will have a big payoff and get your home sold more easily.
If you would like for me to look at your property and give you some specific pointers just let me know. With my expertise and your desire to sell we can get the job done. Give me a call or text me at 402-670-8775 or email me at Mare.Otis@cbshome.com.