What on earth does that mean? In real estate, it means what the “first impression” of your property will be to potential buyers. A well-kept yard, free of debris generally gives the impression of a clean and orderly property. Some buyers will not even look at the inside of a property if their first impression is not favorable.

SO…if you are considering selling your house, here are some tips for a GREAT FIRST IMPRESSION.

  • Patch any bare spots of lawn.
  • Get rid of weeds.
  • If your yard is sparse, consider adding a few well-placed shrubs. Trim any hedges that you already have.
  • Add some colorful flowers, such as petunias.
  • Flowers in pots add color and can be taken with you.
  • Repaint any peeling or chipped paint.
  • Repair broken or torn screens.
  • Make sure the front door says “WELCOME HOME”, maybe a fresh coat of paint and a new door mat.