When you are preparing to list your home for sale, you may take various steps to stage the interior so that it is appealing to a potential buyer. In addition to various steps you may take with staging the interior, you want to pay attention to your yard as well. During the spring months, many yards look fresh and vibrant, but they also need some extra care in order to boost curb appeal and make a great first impression on buyers.
Focus On Your Flower Beds
Whether you have one small flower bed or several sprawling areas of beds, you should ensure that all of the vegetation looks fresh and tidy. Trim bushes, and add bright spring annuals to brighten up the space. Pull weeds, and add a layer of fresh mulch to your flower beds to give them a finished, well-maintained look.
Keep The Lawn Neat And Tidy
During the spring months, your lawn may revive from its dormant winter state, and you may find it growing rapidly. The green hue of a spring lawn can have a powerful benefit to curb appeal, but you want to keep the lawn trimmed and edged regularly to give it a manicured appearance. This can also minimize the impact of the look of weeds that may occasionally crop up throughout the spring months.
Pay Attention To Your Patio And Entryway
While your vegetation will require some effort to maintain while you list your home, you do not want to overlook your patio and entryway. These are often visible from the street, and they will be viewed up-close when buyers tour your home. Ensure that the area is clean, and power wash it if necessary. Consider updating front door hardware and the entry mat if they appear worn or dated. You may also need to sweep these areas regularly while your home is listed for sale.
Staging your property can help you to sell your property more quickly and for top dollar, but your staging efforts should not be focused entirely on the interior of your home. Your landscaping also requires extra effort when you are getting your home ready to sell, and these tips can all help you to spruce up your landscaping with beautiful results. You may seek more customized information tailored to your property when you speak with a real estate agent about listing your home.
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Here is my Top 5 Reasons to be a Pre-Approved Shopper:
Know exactly how much you can afford, and you won't waste time looking at homes you can not afford.. Or get your heart set on.
Many times, in today's market, you will face multiple offers on the table for the same property. If you have a Pre-Approval letter from your Lender (ME-of course), you will have the upper hand and possibly save you money with a slightly lower offer.
3. Saves you Time
With your Lender already having checked your Credit - Income - Assets, you will have saved time once you put your offer in for your new home. Now all your Lender (ME-of Course), has to do is gather the information and additional data needed for closing, and order your appraisal.
4. Additional Costs
With an Initial Itemized closing costs sheet, a Good Faith Estimate - GFE, provided by your lender, you are now armed with all the information on costs coming your way. You will not be blindsided working with ME, and feel more in control of your money. It will also help when making decisions on buying a home that might need repairs, landscaping, renovations, and any other work you may want done.
5. Power in Negotiations
Being pre-approved for a mortgage lets homeowners know that you are serious about buying a home and demonstrates you have the ability to perform. This gives the buyer the advantage of strength in negotiations since your approval is as good as a “done deal” when it comes to buying a home, and allows you to offer a lower price than what a property is listed for on the market. Owners may be debating between your offer and a higher offer from a buyer who hasn’t been pre-approved. Your status just might motivate them to be a little more flexible with your terms.
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