Don’t overlook the importance of “curb appeal”

Potential buyers will often know whether they are prepared to put in an offer on your home within the first 30 seconds of seeing the outside.  One of the best investments in curb appeal you can make is to freshly paint the front door and perhaps invest in a new doorknob set.  A well manicured lawn, neatly trimmed shrubs and a clutter free porch welcome prospects.  If it’s autumn, rake the leaves – in winter, shovel the walkways.  The fewer obstacles between prospects and the true appeal of your home, the better.Moving inside, cleaning is the most inexpensive way to refresh your home.  Of course getting rid of clutter is essential and one way to get an objective look at your space is to take digital photos of each room and look at them on your computer, then you can easily figure out what has to be moved and or tossed.