4 Exterior Areas of Your Home to Spruce Up Before Selling

The bathrooms look like spas, the kitchen is ready for a Food Network special, and everything smells of a gentle fall spice. The inside of your home is ready for potential buyers—but what about the exterior?

We are always told to not judge a book by its cover, but the outside of your home can create a lasting first impression that may be hard for potential buyers to shake. An attractive house exterior can set a positive tone for the rest of the tour, while a shoddy exterior appearance can immediately turn potential buyers off to your home, even with a dazzling interior design. Let’s take a look at some areas of your home’s exterior that will need some attention before throwing your house on the market:

The Roof

Living somewhere is always described as having “a roof over your head”—it’s that important. On a home’s exterior, a deteriorating roof is always a sure sign that things may be just as bad underneath. Make sure that your roof is in good functioning order (no leaks!) and in good repair (no missing or damaged shingles!).

The Front Door

Your front door is one of the big focal points of the exterior of your house. Make sure it has a nice, new coat of paint and is in good condition. According to Modernize Home Services, fiberglass and steel doors are particularly trendy in 2021 because they are more low-maintenance and energy-efficient.

The Front Entryway

What good is your spectacular front door without the metaphorical red carpet rolled out in front of it? You’ll want to ensure that your exterior home pathways are clean and clear of leaves, hoses, and little Timmy’s toy trucks. Do you have pavement? Time to break out the power washer and patch any cracks. Do you have stepping stones leading from the driveway to the front door? Make sure nothing is loose or wobbly for potential buyers.

The Garage Door

Consider the garage door the front door for your car. Again, it is something that is both aesthetic and functional for the exterior of your home. A garage door in disrepair sends a bad signal, and a garage door that doesn’t open sends an even worse one. According to Remodeling magazine, garage door replacements saw the highest returns of any singular remodeling project in their 2021 “Cost vs. Value” report, so don’t sleep on this potential fix.

Now your home’s exterior is flawless, and you are ready to see it off. Need assistance navigating your loan options for your next one? The helpful Loan Officers at People's Mortgage can help guide you through the process. At Peoples Mortgage, it’s all about the people.