Staging Tips for "Curb Appeal"
Curb Appeal is usually how you get Buyers in the front door. Then it's up to
you not to disappoint them once they are inside. Buyers will not even get out
of the car if the outside does not look good when they first drive up to the house.
No matter how nice the inside is, if you don't get them inside, it doesn't matter,
they will never come see it.
A few "tips" for improving your "curb appeal"...that you can do & afford.
1. Clean Up the Outside. Rake up the leaves, bag & get rid of them. Really
clean everything. Remove toys, garden tools, trash, hoses & more!
2. Power wash exterior if needed. Be careful, power washer pressure can
damage your exterior & wash the paint right off. Start with less noticeable
area & determine how to do it, & are you causing any damage.
Note: Option: Spray 409 on siding/brick & scrub w/brush & lightly hose off.
3. Mulch the flower beds. Fresh mulch can really liven up the ouside alot.
4. Front Door is your "focal point" & must look great. Nice hardware, not rusty.
Also repaint or re-stain if needed. Ask for help at local Home Depot, Lowes
or paint store.
5. Fix "everything"!!! Fix all broken items, fill cracks, repair shutters & handrail,
torn screen & everything else. Paint if needed.
6. Mailbox should look good, and have nice, noticeable house numbers. Plant
flowers at base of mailbox, iris are nice, last all year.
7. Landscaping that says "WOW", at least in some areas. Stand at street and
determine where you need some impact. If not the yard, p[ut some great
plants in pots near the entrance or on front porch. Knock out roses are good
& terra cotta/same color pots are good.
8.Front Porch & walkways should look clean. Furniture clean & inviting.
Staging Beautiful Homes by Sherry Wendt 727-935-5894