Preparing The Exterior of Your Home for Sale This Spring

Kim PhillipsHomeowner Hacks

Spring Is On it’s Way

After a long winter, it is motivating to see hints of spring weather coming our way. Perhaps you’ve been considering listing your Langley, Cloverdale or South Surrey home in the coming months. Before even beginning the process of listing your home, there are several things you can do to make your property more appealing to potential buyers. 

Increase Your Curb Appeal

No matter how good the interior of your home looks, buyers have already judged your home before they walked through the door. It’s very important to have the exterior of the home looking great. 

We’ve outlined some simple projects you can tackle to increase the curb-appeal of your home and attract the attention of serious buyers. Keep in mind that you can always hire a professional to help you with these tasks if they are out of your scope of expertise. Our team is always happy to recommend great local service providers who can assist you with your household tasks and repairs. 

✔️ Rake Your Yard: Lots of debris, dead leaves and foliage can accumulate over the winter, start by giving your back and front yard a good rake.

✔️ Mow Your Lawn: You may also want to fertilize and aerate as well.

✔️ Weed The Garden: Take some time to weed your garden beds to give them a fresh, tidy and clean look.

✔️ Trim Bushes & Hedges: Give your hedges and bushes a good trim. This will give the exterior of your home a more polished look.

✔️ Pressure Wash Your Home Exterior: Consider pressure washing your driveway, front porch and siding. You will be shocked at this difference this makes!

✔️ Get Rid Of Outdoor Clutter: Lots of old lawn furniture, pots and knick knacks laying around? Consider decluttering your outdoor space by donating or responsibly throwing away your excess belongings. When it comes to moving to your new home, this will make the process much easier if you do this ahead of time.

✔️ Clean Out Gutters: A good idea whether or not you’re moving! Clean your gutters to prevent water damage and protect your roof.

✔️ Repaint or Stain Your Porch/Deck/Patio: Did the winter weather do a number on your outdoor spaces? Consider applying a fresh stain or coat of paint.

✔️ Make Your Front Door Welcoming: A new door mat, fresh wreath and some tasteful planters can make any front door feel more inviting.

When you’re ready to list your home, our dedicated team of real estate professionals will be on hand to assist you. Our team specializes in Langley, Cloverdale and South Surrey real estate. However, we are also able to serve clients in all surrounding communities. With over 21 years of local industry experience, we know every inch of the Fraser Valley.

We offer our clients a competitive advantage when it comes to selling their homes. For each home we prepare a marketing plan, take professional listing photos & measurements, and offer staging & video services when applicable. We would be happy to walk you through our entire listing process and give you an up-to-date Comparative Market Analysis of your home.

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