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you have been putting off? Look at your home as a prospect would. Again, simple improvements can improve the appearance of a home with little to no expense. Check out your landscaping. Make a list of what needs to be tended to: • Shrubs trimmed, flower gardens tended, and walkways tidy; beds weeded, new mulch added • No trash, trash cans, lawn clippings, fallen branches, dead leaves, or general mess in the yard • All outside fixtures and components are working and in good repair • Outdoor features such as patio furniture or a deck should be updated with staining or painting The outside appearance of a property needs to be an invitation to come inside. Potential homebuyers are drawn to welcoming entries and uncluttered yards. They are unlikely to be attracted to a home with dead shrubbery and a weather-worn exterior. It is no stretch to think a buyer will believe the home is neglected on the inside as well. Low-cost investments like power washing, repainting trim, and adding fresh landscaping mulch, give your house more curb appeal. Your goal should be to get more money for your home, otherwise you're leaving money on the table. Homebuyers generally aren’t interested in a home that needs work unless you want to sell below market value. You might need to update the exterior of your property, especially if there are safety or code issues, i.e., stair railing. After you’ve lived in a house for a long while, you’re not likely to examine it objectively. Listen to suggestions from real estate 19

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