The real estate market in Des Moines is not so hot that you can expect to sell your home at a good price if it doesn't look nice, both on the inside and the outside. What real estate owners here and elsewhere often forget is that the exterior of their home is what gives people their first impression. If the exterior is attractive - freshly painted and looking like Landscaping Burlington has just worked their magic on it - people will be much more inclined to see its value than if the yard is overgrown and filled with junk. Here are some tips on improving the exterior.
When you're divvying up your renovations budget, don't forget to budget something for exterior work. While kitchen and bathroom renovations are all the rage, people won't even want to come into your Acton, Ontario real estate unless they like the look of it when they pull up to the curb. The most important renovations are not the most expensive. Often times just giving the whole place a nice fresh coat of paint will go a long way toward making it look more attractive.
If you're not sure what nice Edmonton homes should look like on the outside, jump in the car and drive out to the nicer suburban neighborhoods. Have a look at their yards and the exterior of their homes. What do they have in common? The exterior walls are freshly painted, or if the home is made of siding or brick, power washed clean. The windows are clear and bright with contrasting trim. There are no cracks or weeds in the walkways and driveways and the lawn is green and even.
Make sure anything on the house that obviously needs fixing, such as gutters that are stuffed with leaves, moss growing on the roof, peeling paint, or loose bricks or trim, has been taken care of. Your Oakville real estate should also be free of clutter in the yard, especially junk like old cars or broken children's toys. Take the exterior photo for the listing on a sunny day while the yard and house looks its best. Hide the trash cans in the garage or around the side of the house. Keep your car out of the photo.
When you live in a very dry area, most homes will have gravel or dirt yards because of the expense involved in keeping plants moist enough to survive. If you want your house for sale in Plano to look especially attractive compared to its neighbors, plant some greenery. You could choose grass and swallow the expense, but it might be a better idea to choose climate-friendly plants like cactus and hardy shrubs that will survive in the yard without constant work from the new owners.