Spring Cleaning your Yard for Maximum Curb Appeal
For your home to attract potential buyers it must be appealing not only from the inside but also the outside. In fact, if buyers do not like what they see outside the house they may be less interested to see what is inside the home. You are going to have a difficult time convincing potential buyers to check out the interior if they do not fall in love with the exterior of your home. This calls for a yard cleanup.
After a rough winter, your front yard and lawn are most probably in bad shape. A little yard spring cleaning with the goal of boosting curb appeal will go a long way.
• Getting Started
The initial step is a general cleanup of the property. It involves removal of dead leaves, fallen branches and any other garbage accumulated over winter within the property including your dog’s poop. Surprised? Don’t be, nobody said it was going to be a glamorous task. This is one of the crucial steps in the process towards achieving maximum curb appeal. Therefore put on your gloves, get hold of a trash bag and start to collect trash.
• Cut Clutter
When you intend to sell your house you will cut clutter in the interior to look more organized however it is equally important to do the same for the exterior of the house. Restore order in your yard by collecting thrown away toys plus broken terrace furniture. Create an exterior space that is minimalistic nonetheless inviting.
• Power Washing
Grab a pressure washer, if you do not have one the purchase it, rent or borrow next door. Either way, you must have it during spring cleanup to get your front yard thoroughly cleaned. It will help to eliminate all the dirt and grime generated during the winter season. Restore the lost glory of your pathways and driveways by giving them a power washing making them spotless once again.
• Gutter cleaning
Gutter cleaning should be a regular exercise regardless of whether you intend to sell your property or not. It protects your roof and prevents roof damage. The sight of a clogged gutter full of dead twigs and soppy leaves will automatically be put off potential buyers.
• Trimming and Pruning
The view of your home will be blocked by overgrown bushes and trees preventing potential buyers driving by from viewing your home. Therefore, ensure you trim the hedges and overgrown dangerously hanging tree branches and prune the bushes. Call for Emergency Tree Removal in case there is any dead tree dangerously close to the house. Allow potential buyers a nice beautiful view of your home.
The curb appeal of your home is the first impression potential buyers will get even before they even step out their cars. Take some time and improve your home’s curb appeal by cleaning up the yard this spring.