Spring is here! We finally have a breath taking spring Saturday in Central PA. No doubt the nurseries and home stores will be buzzing!
With so many buyers entering the market this season, the vast majority of them will first see your home online. The next move for many is to take a drive by past the homes that they are most interested in, even before they contact their agent for a showing. This is often a time that sellers lose perspective buyers because the exterior of their home is not up to par. Just because you don't have a showing that day doesn't mean that you can slack on what is going on at the front of your home. Curb appeal is extremely important the whole time you're home is actively on the market.
Here are some of my most important tips on making sure your home is on it's best behavior.
-Your lawn should be freshly mowed once to twice a week. Sharp mower blades are key for nice, clean cuts and promotes healthy growth. Don't forget edging!!!
-Planting colorful annuals, as well as making sure your perennials are looking their best, always makes an excellent first impression! Make sure you start after the last frost to ensure they last as long as possible. Fresh flowers in pots on your porch, deck and patio are very welcoming and pleasing to the eye!
-Fresh mulch is a must! Mulch will add a clean and manicured look to your lawn without emptying your wallet. Extra bonus, mulch is known to slow the growth of weeds, making yard maintenance less time consuming.
-The past winter was a bear for all of us, including the exterior of your home. Putting extra effort into having your home power washed and the outside of all of your windows cleaned will make your home shine!
-Keep lawn ornaments and kid's toys in check. Buyers want to admire your landscaping and home facade; toys and decorations can be distracting. Don't forget to make sure your hose is properly rolled up and trash cans are out of sight.