Have an Exterior House Wash…
This isn’t expensive and can really give a lift to paint work, and use a soft wash rather than water blasting unless the paint work is very robust … and don’t forget the fence, gate, paths and decks.
Maximise Available Sunlight…
Sunlight is one of the most universal requirements when viewing homes so make sure you make the most of it. Tree pruning may provide a real bonus if it allows more light into your home.
What About a Few Pot Plants…
The careful placement of some pot plants around the entrance can lend a touch of colour and make your home feel more welcoming … and best of all you can take them with you when you go.
Keep The Lawns Ship Shape…
This is very easy and very inexpensive to do. Keep your lawns mown weekly and make sure the lawn edging is straight and crisp.
Get Rid of Garden Rubbish
Garden rubbish is unsightly and detracts from the appeal of your garden, but it’s easy for each of us not to ‘see it’ because we’re used to it being there. So if you have a pile of ‘stuff’, get rid of it. This goes for the garage, old sheds and any outbuildings.
Sparkling Swimming Pool
If you have a pool, ensure that it is clear of leaves, the water clean, tiles are clean top and bottom and any pool equipment is stored away.
Pets should be kept well out of the way during open homes. You may cherish your pet but some people will not come into a house that has a dog running loose.
Have A Spring Clean…
Sounds obvious, but what a difference a spring clean can make. Carpet cleaning can help make a home look and even smell much more inviting, particularly if pets are present. And when windows sparkle the whole home seems to take on more vitality and life.