Exterior Improvements | Heather Rice | HER Realtors Columbus, Cincinnati, & Dayton Ohio Real Estate

Preparing Your Home For Sale: The Exterior

Curb appeal is very important, it is the first thing that buyers see and is primarily the main photo in advertising. A home that is well-maintained and attractive will generally sell faster than an outdated home.

Here are some things that you should do to your home's exterior. You may need to update or just repair to sell your home for top dollar.

  • Keep the lawn mowed and shrubs trimmed.
  • Remove dead tree limbs and other yard debris.
  • Plant fresh shrubs and flowers.
  • Arrange outdoor items neatly and put away lawn equipment.
  • Check siding, trim and doors – especially the front door – for dirt and peeling paint.
  • Check your fence.
  • Check loose or damaged roof shingles or flashing.
  • Clean and repair broken windows or screens.
  • Clean gutters and downspouts.
  • Wash the driveway and sidewalk.
  • Clean and neatly arrange the garage or shed.
  • Make sure the gas grill is clean.
  • Make sure the entry light and doorbell work.

If you find that a repair is needed fix it and fix the entire thing to assure a fast sell.