By Lee Keadle
Published 05/3/2007 | Real Estate
When getting your home ready for sale, do not forget that there are many things that you can do to increase your home's value. After spending time addressing the inside of the home itself, head outside and apply the same critical eye to the yard and exterior. This is your chance to create a real visual impact with your home. Curb appeal is hugely important in the sale of a home as it is more often than not that the curb appeal that interests people in a home in the first place.
There are so many different things that can be done to a yard to spruce up the home's appearance that it is sometimes hard to know where to start. If there is any junk or old wood lying about, start with getting rid of it. A clean slate to work on is always a great starting point. Many people choose to highlight the exterior of their home by laying down a new coat of paint. This adds a clean and fresh feeling to a home and helps turn the home into an attractive central point on which to base other improvements. The next logical step is to see to the lawn and gardens. A cut lawn, with neatly trimmed edges makes a home more attractive and well-tended gardens full of bright and colorful flowers provide a colorful finishing touch.
Other things that you can do to improve your home's visual impact are things such as resurfacing the driveway. This will get rid of unsightly cracks and weeds and make the entranceway to your home more attractive. Its also a good idea to make sure that the fencing around the yard is in good condition (if there is any). Another things that will also add value to the home and be a great selling point is a new roof. This is one of the most inspected areas of the home, and a new roof will put buyers at ease.
Lee Keadle is a full-time real estate agent in Charleston, SC. He works with a team of three agents to give buyers and sellers the best services possible. You can search for homes and vacant land in Charleston, SC, by visiting our website at http://www.SearchForCharlestonRealEstate.com