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How to Upgrade Your Curb Appeal

According to the National Association of Realtors, 63 percent of prospective buyers will drive by a listing they like after seeing it online. Make sure you impress them by following the following tips:

Check Your Roof

Are you missing any shingles? Is your roof streaked and dirty? Take the time to replace any missing shingles and have your roof professionally cleaned.

Be Critical

You’ve put a lot of effort into making your house your own, which may cause you to turn a blind eye to criticism. Do yourself a favor and enlist a second pair of eyes to help you to identify problem areas around your home’s exterior.

Clean Your Exterior

Having your siding, decks, porches, and walkways cleaned can increase curb appeal with very little investment. If you don’t own a pressure washer, consider renting one from your local home improvement store. Another option is “Softwashing,” which can only be done by a licensed professional. However, it’s far less abrasive than pressure washing and eliminates the source of the stains for good.

Source: The Simple Dollar, What Not to Do When Selling Your Home