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Home Selling Checklist: Curb Appeal

Selling your house?

I put together this great list of things to do to the exterior of your house when it is for sale.  Increase the curb appeal and potential buyers will want to see the interior.

You can go to Checklistables.com for a printable version but read it here first. Either way, regardless of the season, get your home’s exterior ready for the sale.

Yard and Garden Checklist

  • Fertilize the grass, kill the weeds before the grass comes in green
  • Trim the bushes
  • Prune the trees
  • Replace dead bushes or remove them and repair the ground
  • Mulch the gardens
  • Find an out-of-the-way spot for the garden hose
  • Keep the garbage cans hidden
  • Clean up the back yard
  • Remove broken playground and patio items
  • Repair and paint to match any broken parts in the fence surrounding your property
  • Replace or remove the shed
  • Clean out vegetable garden beds
  • Tidy the wood pile

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Exterior House Checklist

  • Paint the front door
  • Paint or wash all exterior doors
  • Sweep the front porch
  • Replace or repaint the mailbox
  • Clean gutters and replace broken parts and down spouts
  • Wash the windows
  • Remove spider webs and mud dauber nests
  • Replace or remove broken or rusted furniture on the front porch
  • Wash the garage door and replace damaged sections
  • Replace burned out light bulbs
  • Clean or replace outdoor light fixtures
  • Repair or replace rotting shutters and rusted hinges
  • Clean roof tiles
  • Power wash siding, mildewed porch railings and trim
  • Power wash driveway and walkways

Eileen Saunders, REALTOR(R)~Tommy Morgan REALTORS~2092 Old Taylor Road, Oxford, MS 38655~662-404-0816 or 662-234-5344~Equal Housing

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When To Sell Your House

According to Zillow.com, mid-March to mid-April is the best time to sell your house. A recent article in CNN Money listed top reasons why you should stop THINKING about selling your house and just DO it. These are:

  1. Nationwide the inventory of homes for sale is small. This means it’s a seller’s market. There’s a better chance of selling your home quicker with little competition. Simple economics tell us that when there is a low supply, prices tend to rise.
  2. Mortgage interest rates are currently low. You never know when they’ll rise so you may want to take advantage of the low rates now, provided you qualify.
  3. Rental costs have risen 15% over the past 5 years across the country. Depending on your market, it may be a lot cheaper to buy.

Source: Why Homeowners Need To Get Moving, http://www.RealtorMag.realtor.org (March 26, 2015) and 4 Reasons to Sell Your Home Now, CNNMoney, (March 25, 2015).

Eileen P. Saunders, Realtor
Tommy Morgan, Inc., Realtors
2092 Old Taylor Rd., Suite 101
Oxford, MS 38655
662-234-5344, 662-404-0816