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Spring Curb Appeal Tricks for Sellers

Having good curb appeal is critical to attracting buyers to your home. If they don’t like what they see on the outside, they might never bother looking at the inside. Here are a few tips to help get your home’s outside areas into selling shape so that it can sell quickly and for the best price possible.

Cut back trees and shrubs 
Trees, shrubs, and other plants should be enhancing the curb appeal, not detracting from it. Trim and prune the bushes, trees, and shrubs in the front of your home so that they are not hiding it. Remove any dead or dying plants. If you have large tree limbs that are hanging over the house, have them removed.

Manicure the lawn 
Keep your grass freshly moved, and trim and edge near the flower beds, sidewalk, and driveway to give a clean look. If you don’t have the tools or the time to do this on your own, hire a lawn maintenance company to come weekly.

Add some color 
You can do this by painting your front door, adding planters near the home’s entrance, or planting some flowers. Look for flowers that will do well depending on your climate and the amount of sun they will receive daily. You should also be careful that the plants that you add are low maintenance. Buyers could be turned off if the yard is too challenging to upkeep.

Clean roof and gutters
Not only does a roof affect the overall appeal of the home, but it is also a major indication of whether the home has been well cared for. Clear any tree branches or leaves from the roof, and clean leaves and other debris from the gutters. If your roof looks like it needs to be replaced, consider doing so. Because a roof is a large investment, an aged roof may scare away potential buyers before they even set foot in the home.

Power wash driveways and sidewalk 
Power wash brick or concrete driveways, walkways, sidewalks, and patios. If you have an asphalt or blacktop driveway, put a fresh coat of sealant on it.

Play up outdoor living spaces
As the weather warms up, many people are spending as much time outdoors as possible. If applicable, pressure-wash your patio or restain your deck so that it looks as fresh and clean as possible. If your patio furniture is old, consider removing it and replacing it with staged outdoor furniture.

Declutter the yard
Remove bikes, toys, and other play items from the yard. Keep trashcans, cars, and other yard items in the garage or out of sight. Consider removing any yard ornaments or flags as well.


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