Spring is finally here and homeowners on the Eastern Panhandle may be looking for a fresh start! From cleaning out the garage to bringing in new furniture, the time (and now the weather!) is right to spruce up your spaces for the new season. The first place to start? The exterior of your homes in Jefferson County and Berkeley County. Especially if you're preparing to sell this spring, spring cleaning will help prime the home for buyers and present your home's best possible image. From simply cleaning up the yard to replacing hardware, here are a few tips for spring cleaning your homes in Charles Town, Ranson, Shepherdstown, Harpers Ferry, Martinsburg, and if you're ready, even attract the right West Virginia homebuyers!
Begin with the Yard
First impressions are everything for homes in Jefferson County and Berkeley County. Is your yard less than tidy? Homebuyers will notice and enter your home with a not-so-sunny disposition from the very beginning. Even if you're staying put, your neighbors will appreciate the new and improved exterior impression. Make it a point to clean up your yard this weekend— mow your yard to a short length and be sure all flowers, shrubs, and trees are trimmed properly. While you're at it, you should also remove all weeds and debris that may have fallen in front of your home.
As it seems, money does grow on trees! Or at least, it can if you plant the right flowers and trees in your yard. Landscaping is one of the first aspects of a home that an Eastern Panhandle homebuyer will notice, especially if they begin their home search for Eastern Panhandle real estate online. And now that there is a rising level of confidence in the real estate market and as a home seller, landscaping is one of the steps you can take to make your home stand out among the rest. Be sure to plant flowers at your home this spring (or at least make sure the ones you have are healthy) and make the necessary improvements to your own landscaping, upgrading the look to something you would be impressed by if you were a homebuyer.
Clean From Top to Bottom
Spring cleaning is on the minds of many this month— from homebuyer to home seller— and that means cleaning the outside of your West Virginia homes too! Grab your garden hose, turn it to the strongest setting and clean the dirt off of your sidewalks, driveways, and front of your home. “If you do use a power washer, don’t put it close to windows or doorways,” a maintenance expert told HGTV’s Front Door. “The pressure can remove caulk and other materials sealing your home.”
Spruce Up the Lights
You can transform the exterior of your Eastern Panhandle homes this spring simply by replacing light fixtures. Over the winter, bulbs may have burnt out or dulled in wattage which can darken the outside of your home. Replacing these fixtures can instantly brighten up your property, and in turn, prime the place for any homebuyers that may drive by your home after dark. With the chance that they do, your home will be lit up, clean, and present the best possible impression no matter the time of day!
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