Trim Bushes & Rake the Yard
Didn't get around to raking the leaves last fall? This is the time to do it! Clean out dead leaves around bushes, sidewalks, and planted areas as well as picking up any debris on your lawn. Trim back overgrown vegetation, which may block the windows or path to the entrance. Cutting bushes and tree limbs will let the sun inside and showcase the exterior of your home. Freshening up areas where mulch is faded or sparse is an affordable way to make the whole yard feel move in ready.
Mow Diagonally & Edge the Lawn Along Sidewalks & Driveways
Diagonally mowed lawns not only look nice, they make your lawn appear larger. Also. artfully manicured lawns which are edged indicate to buyers that you pay attention to small details and take great care of your home.
Plant Tulips & Daffodils in the Ground or In Containers
After a long, drab winter, everyone is happy to see the signs of spring. Tulips and daffodils pop up this time of year in Central Ohio and induce feelings of happiness and contentment. An added bonus...Yellow flowers are said to stimulate buying urges! Place containers in groups of three or five leading up to and near the entrance, inviting buyers inside.
Offer a Mat for Wiping Shoes & Leave an Umbrella Stand by the Door
In Ohio we get rain frequently in the spring and the weather is often unpredictable. Buyers will appreciate that you have anticipated their needs and left a place to stash umbrellas and wipe their feet before entering your home. Inside the door, leave booties to go over shoes or place a decorative basket for buyers to leave their shoes in.
Wash Windows Inside & Out, Including Drapes, Curtains & Blinds
Don't block out the view or the sun! Spotless, uncovered windows will let sunshine pour in, making your home appear bright and inviting. Clean the windows themselves inside and out, as well as cleaning any window coverings. You may want to remove window coverings altogether. For those which remain, send your drapes and curtains to the dry cleaners or wash, dry and press. Toss blinds into a soapy bathtub to get rid of dust. Don't forget to remove dirt and spider webs from the sills.
Set Out Aromatic Spring Flowers
Spring flowers such as daffodils, lilac branches and peonies are beautiful additions and can fill the room with a natural scent. Stick to one scent to avoid competing fragrances.
Replace Towels, Linens, Throws & Sofa Pillows with White or Warm Spring Colors
Towels, linens, throws and sofa pillows are inexpensive accents which can change the way a room looks and a buyer feels. White towels and linens are fresh and clean and pillows and throws in soft spring colors, can lighten up a room. Be careful not to go overboard. Small pops of soft colors- pinks, pale blues, turqouises and whites- will celebrate the season and make buyers feel right at home.
Leave Out Treats To Go!
A small snack, such as a stack of cookies wrapped in celophane and tied with a ribbon will leave buyers feeling happy and satisfied. Go the extra step by tying a tag on the treat that says "thank you for touring our home".
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