Overall, buyers are looking for a home that looks clean, neat, and well maintained. By addressing exterior issues,
you immediately give your buyers a positive “first impression.” Here are 5 first impression items to examine when selling your home.
➢ Tip #1: Get into your car and drive away from your home. Drive towards your home the way a potential buyer
would. Notice your first impressions of your home? Is the landscaping well groomed? How about the driveway and
curb? Can you easily see the architecture of the home, or is it blocked by trees and bushes. Notice your roof? Is it
in good condition? Make a list of items that need attention.
➢ Tip #2: Paint your front door and mailbox. Polish your door and entry hardware.
➢ Tip #3: Make sure your doorbell is functional.
➢ Tip #4: Wash or thoroughly clean wood, aluminum and vinyl sided homes. You can hire a contractor to pressure
wash an entire house for about $200. Pressure washing can remove dirt, grime, peeling paint, and mildew
➢ Tip #5: Rake leaves, trim shrubbery and trees, cut the lawn, and plant a few new, fresh flowers. Put down fresh
mulch or peat moss around shrubs and flower beds.
These simple steps can give your potential buyers good first impressions and help you sell your home quickly for Top Dollar!