Spring is finally here - as evidenced by the storms we’ve had recently! If you are thinking about selling your home, this is the perfect time to prepare the outside of your house. This is an area a lot of sellers skimp on but if you don't have the curb appeal to attract the buyers then they will never see what a great house you have inside! Even in our hot real estate market, buyer’s are looking for the most attractive homes. They will pass your house up if the outside isn't inviting.

Unless you have a green thumb, go to your local garden center and get advice on what flowers to buy - find some that bloom a lot and don't require a lot of maintenance!  Of course, this would be a good time to put in an inexpensive sprinkler system which would also make a good selling point. When choosing the flowers, you want to have enough to be noticed, but not so much that it looks like caring for them will be a lot of trouble to the new buyer! 

Gardening

Once you have the front looking inviting, remember, after the buyers look inside your home, one of the last places they look at is the back yard. I see so many people who have a beautiful front yard, then no landscaping in the back! That doesn't leave the kind of last impression you want! A easy way to dress up the back yard is to fill large pots with flowers. The plastic pots that look like clay are great, inexpensive. I tend to kill plants because I’m busy and forget to water them! When you have them in pots, you just throw out the old and put in some new ones (better pick inexpensive flowers if you are doing this!)!  Also, you might want to get ride of your old patio furniture and get the new stuff you will want for your new house - just get it now so that it helps make a great last impression on the buyers!

And, as always, if you need me to look at your house to help determine what needs to be done to get it ready for market, just give me a call!

Leslie Green (225) 202-7935

Leslie GreenThe Pat Wattam Five Star Team logo