Your family has decided to look at new homes in Broomfield CO. Before buying a new home you know you’re going to have to sell your current home. A key way to ensure you get that home sold as fast as possible at the highest price is to make it look like new. Here is a short list of items that will help your home sell for the top price.
Painting your home, makes your house look completely new. With new paint, your house looks refreshed and ready for a quick sell. There is no question new paint goes a long way for curb appeal. The question is compared to cost is a new paint job worth it?
Caulk around your windows to help cut your heating and cooling bills. Caulking also makes your home look crisp and clean. This is a must if you are going to paint your home. Caulk around the windows first then you can come back and paint where you have caulked for an even better looking home!
- Make the Lawn Look Good
Set the mower blade at least 3 inches high to let your grass fill in the bare spots your may have. This also pushes the weeds out. Don’t collect grass clippings. Let them drop on the lawn. This nourishes your lawn to make it looking even healthier. Cutting more often will keep your curb appeal at the top notch level.
- Clean Gutters
I know what your thinking no one will see in the gutters. When the leaves build up and the gutters overflow If you have a safe tall ladder you can easily do this at no cost to you. With fall and summer storms our gutters can get clogged and looking ugly every few months. Cleaning your gutters once or twice a year makes your house look clean adding to your curb appeal.
- Shine Your Windows
Get all the gunk off your windows for the summer. Some no-streak approaches you could use are using a few drops of dish soap in a bucket of warm water, applying vinegar and water solution to the glass and wiping it off with crumpled newspaper, or using trisodium phosphate (TSP) powder degreaser mixed in water and squeegeeing it off. For the last suggestion make sure you read the instructions on the TSP powder bottle.
- Seal Wood Decks
Is your deck looking a little worn? Seal or stain your deck to make it look brand new. With some sanding and a new color on your deck, you can walk out on a beautiful looking deck to spend the summer nights on.
- Insulate your Water Pipes
Without insulating your water pipes the pipes are carrying hot water through the cold basement and costing you money. Buy the pre-slip hollow-core, flexible “sleeves” at the hardware store to decrease your bills.
- Inspect and Clean the Dryer Vent
This is for fire prevention. Lint can get stuck in the duct so remove the lint filter and using a long-handled vent brush go down the duct cleaning as much lint as you can. You should also do this from the other end of the duct on the outside of your house too.
When you are finishing cleaning the duct turn on the dryer and go outside to make sure exhaust is coming out. If not, there may be a blockage. If this happens disconnect the duct from the drying and clean out all the duct.