Make your home more appealing for yourself and for potential buyers with these quick and easy tips.
Trim bushes so they don’t block windows and cut down on light
Buy a new doormat.
Put a pot of bright flowers (or a small evergreen in winter) on your porch.
Put new doorknobs on your front door
Put a fresh coating on your driveway.
Edge the grass around walks and trees.
Keep your garden tools out of site.
Be sure kids put away their toys
Buy a new mailbox
Upgrade your outside lighting.
Use warm, incandescent light bulbs for a homey feel.
Polish or replace your house numbers.
Clean your gutters.
Put out potpourri or burn scented candles
Buy new pillows for the sofa
Buy a flowering plant and put in a window you pass by frequently
Make a centerpiece for your table with fruit or artificial flowers.
Replace heavy curtains with sheer ones that let in more light.
Buy new towels
Put a seasonal wreath on your door
Reprinted from REALTOR® Magazine Online by permission of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. Copyright 2003. All rights reserved.
Courtesy of Kristi Shoup and Tina Donhoff, Realtors®, REALTOR®