5 Tips For Preparing the Outside of Your Home for Sale
As outside temperatures start to increase in Iowa it has many of us heading outside to show our home some love. If you are looking to sell your home, here are 5 tips to help prepare the outside of your home! The exterior of your home is the first impression potential buyers will make. These five items can make a big difference attracting buyers when selling.
Front Entry:Make sure woodwork is freshly & neatly painted, including the door. Replace worn or broken doorbell plates & buttons, & polish door brass. Add a new or clean doormat.
Siding & Gutters:Power wash vinyl siding to remove dirt, moss, & mildew. For wood siding, scrape or water blast any blistered or peeling paint before repainting. Repair gutters & downspouts.
Yard: Mow & trim the lawn. Weed flower beds & remove dead plants or trees. Water plants regularly during the growing season.
Driveway & Garage/Carport:Clean up grease or oil spots & remove dirt. Make sure the garage door is in good working order. Avoid parking cars in the street or in the driveway if possible.
Miscellaneous Exterior: This can include replacing missing stakes or slats, paint the fence if needed, replace any missing shingles, paint or replace rested exposed metal on air conditioner, and more!
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