Sellers: First Impressions Count

tidy-exterior.jpg[Prospective Buyers and Your Neighbours DO notice]

The summer months are the perfect time to freshen up the exterior of your home. Whether it’s for your pleasure or to impress potential buyers, you’ll boost your home’s curb appeal with these good old-fashioned cleaning tips:

– Edge the gardens, clean out debris

– Pull the weeds and rake the leaves

– Prune the plants and wooly shrubs

– Plant some urns by the entrance and flowers to the beds

– Tidy the garage of winter trappings

– Dispose of rusty broken garden decor

– Put out a fresh welcome mat and oil the front door

– Paint the windowsills, mailbox, and anything else that is looking tired

– Place clear light bulbs in exterior fixtures, and ensure burned out bulbs are replaced

– Reseal the driveway

– Hide the garbage cans

– Sweep the step

– Fix the saggy gutters

Who says cleaning has to hurt? Get the kids involved! Borrow or buy a power washer and have fun cleaning siding, windows, sills, railings, decking and patio furniture.