First Impressions Count

Don't overlook major changes to the outside of your house when you want to sell it.

By FamilyTime


When you sell your house, you nearly always get back the money you invest to make it more attractive to buyers. The outside of your house may need extensive work to improve its appeal.

First impressions count, so if your home's exterior and yard need some sprucing up, go for it! 

Here are some of the more costly, but effective, home improvements:

  • Pressure wash the house
  • Paint the house.
  • Add shutters and paint them a complementary color.
  • Replace the roof shingles.
  • Repair the walkways.
  • Add a new walk.
  • Put slate over cement steps.
  • Re-pave the driveway.
  • Add a front porch or deck.
  • Landscape the front yard.
  • Take down overgrown trees and shrubs.
  • Add a fence.

Do You Still Want to Sell?
Real estate experts agree that first impressions mean a lot when you want to sell your house. Improving its first-impression appeal so that customers can’t wait to walk through the door is an important part of the process. Luckily, it’s not too hard to accomplish.

Once you clean up the outside of the house and make the front entrance delightfully appealing, you may have second thoughts about selling. On the other hand, when you hear how eager buyers are to view your house, you will have those second thoughts all the way to the bank!