Hey there, homeowners! If you're gearing up to list and sell your home, The Kendall & Curtis Home Team in Clarksville, TN is here to guide you every step of the way. Our Local Roots, Expert Guidance approach ensures a seamless process. In this guide, we provide some general, practical advice on decluttering and enhancing your home's curb appeal. For a tailored checklist we are happy to schedule a face to face where we will evaluate your market, your home and help get you a clear direction and timeline that is specific to all of your needs.
Have your HVAC Serviced. This way if there are any potential issues you can have that addressed and cleared up to avoid any potential issues. We talked with One Hour Heating and Air here locally and got some great tips and info. Check out that interview here.
Get a termite inspection. Depending on the buyer and loan type, your lender might ask for a termite clearance letter. If any damage is found, it could slow things down or lead to more negotiations. To skip all the hassle, get an inspection upfront. That way, when the buyer needs proof, it's smooth sailing. We had a chat with Patrick at Critter Gitters about all things termite – check it out for the lowdown here.
Start Small, Stay Focused: Begin with one room at a time to avoid feeling overwhelmed. Tackle smaller spaces first, like closets or bathrooms. Check out our recent decluttering challenge blog HERE for more tips. We’ve given tons of information on doing a little every day so it doesn’t seem so stressful and overwhelming but also helps get you moving forward.
Declutter and Donate: Ask yourself if you really need each item. If you have not worn in 3 years, toss it!! Ask yourself Do I love it? Do I use it? Will I have space for this in the next house? Consider donating or selling to support local charities. We love YAIPak for gently used clothes as they redistribute them right here locally in the Montgomery County community.
Create Storage Solutions: Find affordable storage bins or baskets to organize items. This not only makes your home look tidier but also shows potential buyers ample storage space. It also helps you when the time comes to pack as items are already sorted and ready to be packed.
Personalize Strategically: Pack away excess personal items or specific decor to allow buyers to envision their own lives in the space. Go ahead and pack away clothing that is not applicable to the current season or things that you do not intend on using in the near future.
Aim for a Neutral Palette: Consider repainting bold-colored walls with neutral tones. Check out our painting tips blog HERE
Remember, we're here to support you at every stage. Reach out for a one-on-one consultation where we can walk through every area of your property with you and provide you a clear, straightforward checklist and action plan. These following tips for curb appeal do not apply to everyone but make a great impact and affordable, easy items with large impacts.
Boosting Curb Appeal:
Paint the Front Door and Porch Rails: Depending on your personality you can find a nice, warm neutral that compliments the exterior of your home or explore a vibrant color that pairs with your aesthetic, creating an inviting focal point. Nothing too bold for this choice and you also want to make sure it’s a hue that matches rather than clashes. This is a common question we get and we’re happy to swing by and discuss your options!
Hide the Air Conditioner: Camouflage it with a decorative fence or lattice for charm.
Window Flower Boxes: Install for an instant burst of color and natural beauty.
Mailbox Makeover: Transform your mailbox into a statement piece with a fresh coat of paint or stylish design. This is especially necessary if your current mailbox is faded or has peeling paint. It’s a simple fix that can have an important impact.
Add Shutters: Enhance architectural interest and introduce additional colors or contrasts.
Solar Spotlights on Trees: Illuminate landscaping at night for visual appeal and security.
Decorative Hose Containers: Invest in containers to camouflage hoses and keep your yard looking tidy.
Fresh Mulch: Revitalize flower beds and add a polished look to landscaping.
Revamp Planters and Beds: Clean up, prune, and add new soil for a facelift.
Add Border Edging: Define lawn and garden areas for a manicured appearance and easy maintenance.
These budget-friendly tips ensure a more beautiful and inviting home exterior. Remember, small changes can lead to significant transformations!
Getting your home ready for listing is a journey, and we're here to support you. For personalized assistance and a detailed checklist, reach out to The Kendall & Curtis Home Team. We're dedicated to making your home selling experience seamless and successful.
Ready to list your home effortlessly? Schedule a one-on-one with The Kendall & Curtis Home Team and let's get started on preparing your home for a successful sale.