Buyers are still looking in our Pullman Washington real estate market. Although the tax credit is over, buyers are still looking. And that is great news for sellers!
Over the Memorial Day Weekend here in Pullman, we often set aside some time to do some outdoor yard work. If you are selling your home, it is more important than ever to keep it looking great from the outside! You want the buyer to drive or walk by and "want" to see YOUR HOME! And when the buyer wants to see your home...that is going to convert into that all important showing!
Here are just a few items you might want consider tackling over the weekend.
Mow and trim the grass. A freshly cut yard lays the foundation for your curb appeal. Especially with the grass so green as it is now early on in the season. And the last few weeks have had lots of rain giving it a lovely lush green color.
Weed the flower beds and put in some flowers. Flowers draw the eye to the house and say, "buy me!" Weeds send a different message. Are there weeds because you don't care...or maybe this yard takes too much effort. That is not the message you want!
Now that you have some space in that flowerbed, put the fast growing annual to work for you! I recently showed a home to a buyer that the seller was working hard to get those flowers in. It looked great! And the buyers noticed! And a fresh coat of bark not only looks great but smells fantastic!
Hose the house, driveway and walkways down. Cobwebs and dirt don't leave a very appealing impression. This one is often overlooked. It is an easy and quick fix.
Get eyesores out of sight! Make sure the hoses and garbage cans are tucked out of sight. We don't want anything detracting from the star of the show, your home.
Put out some final touches at your entrance. Keep your entrance and your front door looking great. If it needs paint or a new door knob get to it! Also, a new mat, a container of flowers, maybe an item of interest can go a long way.
I personally am showing homes over Memorial Day Weekend. Maybe I will see you out there showing the loving care that buyers in today's market in Pullman are looking for!
About the Author: The above piece was provided as a community service by Lori Cofer, a local Pullman WA & Moscow Idaho Real Estate Agent. Lori can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 509-330-0086. Looking for Pullman Washington Real Estate or Moscow Idaho Real Estate? Lori is happy to assist you in all your Pullman Washington Real Estate and Moscow Idaho Real Estate needs. Lori is "Your Moscow Idaho Real Estate Connection"