Spring is often considered the ideal time to put a house on the market for sale. Just as you need to prep your home’s interior for potential buyers, you also need to prep the exterior. There’s a good chance your siding, yard or driveway need some attention after the long winter months. Here are some basic ways to prepare these areas for visitors, and to hopefully catch the eye of a few passersby as well.
Eliminate Unwanted Bugs and Pests
Too many bugs in your yard and on your porch could make your home appear neglected. Choose a child safe pesticide to ensure that your yard isn’t swarming with mosquitoes and to help put buyers with families and pets at ease. Sweep away spider webs from corners and railings. Search for wasp’s nests and be sure to remove them safely with proper protection.
Pressure Wash Exterior Surfaces
A good pressure washing can do wonders for your home. There are many options for homeowners, depending on your schedule and budget. If you don’t want to pay to hire a professional, consider a rental in place of purchasing a machine yourself. Pay extra attention to your driveway and sidewalks to truly brighten up your property’s appearance. While you’re at it, you may want to wash your garage floor too.
Landscape, Prune and Plant
Take a little extra time to update your flower garden by removing dead plants, neatly trimming shrubs or bushes and pulling weeds. A fresh layer of mulch and some newly planted flowers can help make things more appealing by adding bright and lively colors. Don’t forget to keep your lawn cut and watered. You may need to consider planting grass seed or even laying down sod on bare or dead patches.
Take the time to boost your home’s curb appeal this spring. With a little preparation, your home can make a stunning first impression that could bring more interested buyers inside.