Creating a good first impression when selling your …

Creating a good first impression when selling your …

When the time has come to sell your house, it is the little things that can make all the difference.  There are some simple things that you can do that can actually help to sell your house and enable you to move more quickly and achieve a better price.

It is important to remember that first impressions count for a lot when you are trying to sell your home and move elsewhere.  You should sweep the area around your home and be sure to clear all the walkways and steps of any debris, including those little offerings that may have been left by your pets.

You should make certain that the siding on your home is clean and have washed all of your windows until they are sparkling.  You might even want to think about giving your property a fresh coat of paint.  At the very least it would not hurt to spruce up the front door, shutters and trim a little.  You should also make certain that all of the lights in and around your home are in working order, and change any bulbs if necessary.

You can increase the curb appeal of your home by doing a few simple tasks such as mowing and watering the lawn, raking the leaves, trimming trees, and maybe even planting some colorful flowers.  Items that tend to be left out in the yard, such as gardening equipment, bicycles and children’s toys, should be stowed away out of sight.

Jon Huser