Selling your home can be a big undertaking. You want to be sure that your home looks the very best so it will sell quickly. Before listing your home on the market, it is important to consider not only the inside but also the exterior of the home. Many homeowners spend so much time painting and cleaning out the interior that they neglect to take care of the outside appearance. By working on the exterior, you can ensure your home has a good first impression on buyers.

First Impression

When a potential home buyer comes to your property for a tour, the first thing they see is the exterior. Because of this, you need to make a good first impression with the outside of your home. By showcasing your yard and the exterior of the home, potential buyers will want to come inside and see what you have to offer.
Take a look at the outside of your home. Does anything stick out? Are there any areas that require repair or look worn down? If you see any issues, now is the time to take care of them before you list your home for sale.

Driveway and Sidewalk

One of the main areas of your exterior is the driveway and sidewalk. Do these areas need repair? Over time, concrete can easily crack or buckle, and you may be used to the appearance. However, this can be a drawback to potential home buyers. Check the driveway and sidewalks of your home. Make any necessary repairs and use a pressure washer to remove dirt and grime. You want the buyers to see your concrete areas as clean and usable.

Front Porch/Entrance

The front porch and entrance area of your home is also important. Potential homebuyers need to feel welcomed here and want to come inside. Concrete porches should be cleaned up, with pressure washing, and any paint added as needed. You want the entrance to be appealing and showcase what your home has to offer.
Repaint your door or many any necessary repairs in this area so that front entrance is welcoming and inviting to potential home buyers.


The landscaping of your home is also important. You want to make sure the yard stays cut and looks tidy every day. Potential home buyers may drive by and see your home for sale, instantly wanting to take a look inside due to the outside appearance. Add concrete planters or even new pathways if possible when you have a large yard to increase the exterior appeal of your home.

Overall, it is important to take ample time to review the exterior of your home, just as you would the interior when listing the property for sale. The exterior is the first portion someone will see when arriving for a tour and you want to provide the best first impression.
Don’t lose a sale due to the exterior of your home. Be diligent and cover all areas with repair and cleanup to ensure a quick sale!

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Lance Davis is a third generation Concrete Contractor with over 10+ years experience in concrete repair and slabjacking. His company Davis & Sons Concrete has proudly served all of North Central Illinois, Rockford and the outer suburbs - and he would love to hear from you!

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