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Get the Fifteen Small Exterior Improvements that Bring the Biggest Bucks from My Buyers April 24th, 2017 | Posted in General Real Estate, Newsletter Archives, Real Estate

A little sweat equity and some minor cost improvements can make a BIG difference when you’re choosing to put a house on the market. This checklist will help in preparing your sellers, maybe even before they become your sellers!

Include this document under the “sellers” section of your website.

1. Have your lawn cut and edged. Trim trees and shrubs, removing all dead limbs and debris.

2. Check the exterior of items like siding, window sashes, trim, and shutters. Clean these areas and/or paint, as needed. Give special attention to the front door area.

3. Make sure your gutters are clean of debris. Wash or paint, as needed. Re-align the gutters if they look crooked.

4. Replace broken windows, doors, and screens. Make sure each looks clean and in good condition.

5. Wash driveways and sidewalks. Patch holes and try to remove stains.

6. Repair any broken areas of your fence, deck, patio, etc. Make sure these areas are clean and in good shape.

7. Arrange outdoor furniture and firewood neatly. Put away all lawn equipment, bikes, and other toys.

8. Check the roof for shingles or flashing that needs replacing or repair.

9. Touch up the “little things” – house numbers, mailbox, doorbell, etc.

10. Add color to your yard and front porch with flowers and/or hanging plants.

11. Repaint the address on your curb, if available.

12. Install decorative metal or stone borders between your lawn and planting beds.

13. Add large potted plants. Borrow if necessary.

14. Add fertilization or other greening agent to everything.

15. Buy an expensive outside porch light.


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