Prepare Your Home’s Exterior and Interior Before Selling Your House

Dec 4, 2015

When the time comes to sell your home, it’s important to make sure it’s in the best shape possible. From pictures that will be published online to people seeing your house for the first time, the current condition will have a big impact on how many potential buyers are interested, as well as how much your house ends up selling for.
To help ensure you’re able to make the process of selling your house as successful as possible, here’s what you should take care of both inside and outside of it:
Curb appeal plays a big role in making sure that buyers have a positive reaction upon seeing your house in person for the first time. The first thing you’ll want to check is the condition of paint on your house’s window frames, doors and fascia. If you notice that the paint looks less than ideal in any of these areas, applying touch-up paint can make a significant difference.
The next area to assess is your lawn. For grass that doesn’t look very vibrant, fertilizer and consistent watering should bring it back to life. Be sure to cut back any shrubs that have gotten overgrown, as well as see if there are any spots where it makes sense to plant a few extra flowers.
If there are any visibly broken shingles on your roof, it’s worth replacing them. The same is true for taking care of cracks in your driveway. Finally, if you have a fence in your backyard, applying a fresh coat of paint or stain is the best way to make it look like new.

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