Our parents often said, “First impressions matter!” and it’s always been great advice. When it comes to selling your home, the street view needs to be picture-perfect, or at least as close as you can get it! Add some sweat equity before buyers arrive and make the exterior look nice. Pressure washing sidings and other exteriors, cleaning the gutters and washing the windows are highly recommended. Remove weeds and dead plants from garden areas, and in the fall and spring, remove any leaves that may have fallen on your lawn.
You can also do a few other cosmetic things: Ensure all the outdoor lights fixtures work, the house number is visible, the welcome mat isn’t too tattered and worn, and make sure the doorbell works. Not all these features will be touched or looked at by potential buyers, but those small details being complete suggest that the house they are buying was looked after.