Prepare to ListWhen you prepare to sell your home, it’s a good idea to look at your property through the eyes of your potential buyers.

A wise seller working with our team had great insight wen she said, "This is our home and we love living in it. But when we put it on the market, it becomes a product for sale." She really gets it.

For example, those knick knacks that make you happy and nostalgic may not give the same feeling to everyone. Staging your home well can make a big difference in the amount of time your home is on the market and the offers you receive.

For the moment, lets talk "curb appeal". Over time, even the most conscientious homeowners can lose ground on their home’s curb appeal. With a little effort though, you can make your home more attractive.

Make the exterior of your home shine with these five tips:

Rent a pressure washer - Dirt, mildew, and grime will inevitably accumulate on your house, porch, driveway, walkways, and fences over time. Rent a pressure washer from your local hardware store and spray down these surfaces. You’ll be amazed at the difference.

Wash the windows - It’s easy to overlook the fingerprints and smudges on your windows. However, pulling out the window cleaner can make a huge difference both inside and outside the house, especially if it’s been a while since you last cleaned the windows.

Edge the lawn - If you’re looking for a cheap, easy way to make a big impact, this is it. Edging helps separate your lawn from your other plants, landscaping, and walkways, giving your yard a crisp, clean feel.

Add mulch - Adding mulch to your plant beds and around your trees doesn’t just make them look great. It also helps block weeds and protects your plants from drought and frost.

Spruce up the doorway - Make your entryway more inviting by adding a bold, new door-knob, an elegant knocker, or a fresh coat of paint. Get a great door mat and a couple inviting statement pieces and your home is sure to wow visitors and make you feel at home!

Would you appreciate some more great home face-lift ideas? Let us know and we'll be glad to do a walk through of your home and share some great ones with you free of charge. We even offer complete staging services for our clients as part of our superior service guarantee to you.

Give us a call today at 719-452-4323 for all of your real estate needs. We are here to serve as we help you find your way home!