Professional staging may include the exterior, but if you are doing it all yourself, try the five things outlined in this video.
1 - Landscape & lawn. That's the first impression; make it a good one.
Mow, prune, edge and get rid of junk!
2 - Paint And Clean! You do not have to do the whole house,but the front door and lintels should either be painted or cleaned.
3 - Leaks & Repairs Small visible problems can become large mental objections and change how someone feels about your house. Fix them beforehand.
4 - Pets Some people have allergies and concerns.
Time for Fido to visit a friend. You weren't including him with the house anyway.
5 - Get Fresh Eyes Have your realtor or a friend who's willing to be candid tell you what you missed.Or pay a staging professional for a report.
We do not really see familiar things well - so let them be your test buyer so you can present the best first impression to the real ones.
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