Home Selling Advice to Help You Attract Potential Buyers: A large percentage of home buyers decide whether or not to look inside a house or take it seriously based on its curb appeal—the view they see when they drive by or arrive for a showing. You can help make sure they want to come inside your house by spending some time working on the its exterior appearance.
- Kill mold and mildew on the house, sidewalks, roof, or driveway.
- Clean windows and gutters.
- Pressure wash dirty siding and dingy decks.
- Trim tree limbs that are near or touching the home’s roof.
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