Brandee Kelley Group

Increase your home’s appeal

Prepare your home for the market. Most of us don’t keep our homes in showroom condition. We tend to overlook piles of boxes in the garage, broken porch lights, and doors or windows that stick. It’s time to break out of that owner’s mindset and get your house in tip-top shape.

The condition of your home will affect how quickly it sells and the price the buyer is willing to offer. First impressions are the most important and it starts with curb appeal when potential buyers arrive for a showing. We will help you take a fresh look at your home and suggest ways to stage it and make it more appealing to buyers.

Make minor repairs and replacements. Small defects, such as a leaky faucet, a torn screen or a worn doormat, can ruin the buyer’s first impression. Clutter is a big no-no when showing your home to potential buyers, so clear out your clutter and minimize personal effects. Clear your kitchen and bathroom counters to create a fresh and clean appearance.

Listed below are suggestions that will help stage your home. Invest in those areas where wear is visible or where the effort and expense will enhance the home’s appearance and make it shine!

ACHIEVE CURB APPEAL

Attach 15 curb appeal

  • Trim shrubs, hedges, trees and lawn
  • Rake up dead leaves and pick up dead tree limbs
  • Repaint or replace a worn mailbox
  • Repair and/or repaint the fence
  • Reseed worn patches in the lawn
  • Weed and feed the lawn and garden
  • Pick up all litter and trash
  • Pick up all garden tools
  • Pick up all toys

 

HOUSE EXTERIOR

Attach 17 Beautiful front door

  • Repair or repaint siding
  • Repaint or touch up trim along the side of the house
  • Check weather stripping and caulking around doors and windows
  • Spruce up your front door with a fresh coat of paint and add visual interest to the entry
  • Repair a malfunctioning screen or storm door
  • Wash steps and railings
  • Replace a worn doormat
  • Put up new, easily recognizable house numbers
  • Remove old or dirty screens from windows
  • Wash all windows and let the sunshine in!

 

HOUSE INTERIOR

Attach 18 inviting room

  • Freshen interior paints and finishes
  • Make your home look well-kept and inviting
  • Make sure all appliances are in good working order
  • Replace older appliances
  • Check and repair deficient plumbing or electrical systems
  • Replace worn carpets
  • Clean floor coverings
  • Make sure caulk around sink, shower, tub and windows is in good condition
  • Replace any broken light fixtures
  • Make sure each room is well lit

 

ROOF AND CHIMNEY

A fall tradition - cleaning the gutters of leaves. Here, we see them clogging the gutters of a traditional home. Could be used for advertising/clean up articles/etc. Narrow DOF

  • Remove debris from gutters and downspouts
  • Repair or repaint gutters and downspouts
  • Check chimney flue and clean obstructions
  • Check flashing around vents, skylights and chimney for leaks
  • Check chimney for damaged chimney caps and loose or missing mortar
  • Install wire screens in roof ventilation areas
  • Check roof for leaks
  • Check roof shingles for sturdiness