The Exterior of the House
Most real estate advice tells you to work on the outside of the house
first, but unless there is a major project involved, it is probably best to
save it for last. There are two main reasons for this. First, the first
steps in preparing the interior of the house are easier. They also help
develop the proper mind set required for selling - beginning to think of
your "home" as a marketable commodity. Second, the exterior is the
A homebuyer’s first impression is based on his or her view of the
house from the real estate agent’s car. They call that first impression
So take a walk across the street and take a good look at your house.
Look at nearby houses, too, and see how yours compares. Then it
may be time to go to work.
copyright 2000 by Terry Light and RealEstate ABC, revised 2002