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How your Charlottetown or Prince Edward Island house looks from the road will mean the difference between a showing and a possible offer, and no showing.

charlottetown house with bad lanscaping

Your first showing as we discussed before is usually by the pictures, video, and MLS description.  The second is the “drive by”.  In fact many property owners insist on it.

So why do so many people spend so much time staging the inside of the house, and not pay any attention to the outside?

Here are a couple of very inexpensive and quick things you can do to give your house more appeal from Spring to Fall:

Put Black Mulch in all the gardens in the front, and around hedges.  It’s cheap, it looks great, and eliminates weeds.  Best of all:  It can be installed in a few hours.

charlottetown house for sale with black mulch

Here is another example:

landscaping with black mulch

Traditionally there are three colours of mulch.  I think the black makes things look the sharpest and cleanest:

charlottetown landscapers

The largest surfaces will present themselves to the potential buyers first.  This would be the lawn, and the driveway.

Use a driveway sealer on the driveway.

It will make things look amazing, and it will also protect your driveway, and make it last longer.  Here are a number of examples:

Our last tip for today is:  Make sure your lawn looks good, is cut, whipper snipped, and weed free.  Not everyone is a fan of long grass along the house, and Dandelions.

before and after weed killer

In conclusion:  Just like staging a home can be done for very little expense, so can exterior staging.  A small investment now will result in a higher sale price, and less time on market.  Here are some other things you can do to make your house look great from the outside:

  • Paint surfaces that are peeling or worn.
  • Remove garbage cans.
  • Pressure spray mould covered roofs.
  • Make sure all lights work, and are on during showings at night.
  • Clean and paint decks.
  • Make sure all gardens look alive, and have been watered.
  • Clean windows.
  • Pressure spray (clean) driveway and siding.
  • Pick up dog droppings.
  • Remove debris, garbage, old cars, and junk.

Have a great day, and happy House Selling!

PEI Real Estate Team Michael Poczynek

Charlottetown (902)626-6912 | Summerside (902)888-8860
Toll Free 1-888-295-6863 | michaelshomes.com
Marketing your property Socially and Globally.

 

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