When you consider selling your home this fall or searching out homes for sale (which inevitably means you are likely selling your home) at any time for that matter, consider sprucing up the way your home appears to the curb kicking shopper. The very first impression a potential home buyer has when driving by or pulling into the driveway for a showing is the outside appearance. So why wouldn’t you make a good first impression? Let me ask you this… if you are going on a first date, would you where your flannel pajama pants and an A-shirt, or would you at least make yourself a little more presentable to make a good first impression? I hope you said the latter, especially if you’re going to be meeting the parents. Planting a few shrubs and flowers, adding mulch and pulling weeds can really make your home for sale much more desirable to a potential buyer. Some other ideas are to have the siding cleaned or pressure washed, paint or replace the mailbox and make sure that your yard is free from any pet or children’s toys.
A good first impression is important because it helps get a buyer in the door, but it also helps keep any offers you get close to the asking price for your home. There may be a buyer who is able to look past an imperfect landscape, but he is likely to consider that when he makes an offer. Don’t give the buyer something to use to drop the price when you have a home for sale.
Spending a few hundred dollars can really make the difference in selling your home. Below are a few tips and you can check here for some other quick and easy home improvement ideas that can help make your home a home that buyers are more likely to take a second look at.
Low Cost Suggestions
Mulch = $100
Shrubs/Flowers = $200
Pressure Washing = $200
Mailbox = $80
*The prices above are just estimates not actual prices*