If you are gearing up to sell your Lake Martin home this summer or fall, allow us, the Haynie Team, to fill you in on how to increase your home’s curb appeal! The first photo in a listing is usually the exterior of the home, and when a prospective buyer visits the property in person, the outside is the first thing they’ll see as well. You want to make it memorable in the best way possible!
Luckily, adding curb appeal to your Lake Martin home shouldn’t be hard, as the lake views do a lot of the work for you. However, here are ways to make your home’s curb appeal even better:
1. Take care of the lawn. This time of year, buyers expect to see a beautifully lush, green lawn. Don’t disappoint! Keep it mowed, but don’t mow too short, which could cause the grass to die. Water it at the proper times, such as dusk or dawn. If you have a built-in irrigation system, promote it in the listing.
2. Wash your exterior. It’s not something homeowners notice on a daily basis, but you may be surprised to see how much dirt and dust collects on your siding. Power wash it to brighten the colors and to extend the life of your current paint job. Consider a fresh coat of paint if needed. Wash and/or repaint your mailbox, address numbers, garage door, front door, etc. while you’re at it!
3. Decorate your exterior. If you have gardens, spend time on them so that they’re in their prime condition when buyers look at the house. If you don’t have gardens, invest in some potted plants for the front entryway. Prune your trees and bushes. Make sure nothing is in the way of the front entry, and make it look welcoming with a new welcome mat, a fresh coat of paint on the door, or a door wreath.
4. Show off the backyard. If your Lake Martin views are in the backyard, take time to really show them off. Wash your deck or patio, wash your outdoor furniture, and arrange the furniture in a way that demonstrates entertaining possibilities. If you have a fire pit, stage it with wood ready to go, and chairs set up around it. Clean your dock and pull any weeds that get in the way of your lake view.
If you’d like more curb appeal tips when selling your home, give us a call! As your Lake Martin real estate team, we are here to answer any questions you may have about the home-selling process and the current Lake Martin real estate market, and we are here to guide you through the entire process, until your buyer is signing the closing papers! It’s important to show off Lake Martin as much as you can, and we are here to offer you experienced suggestions for doing so.
Now is a great time to sell. When you’re ready to get started, give us a call!
Becky Haynie, Associate Broker / Realtor
Lake Martin Realty