Nothing says “spring!” to a homeowner like warmer weather, the appearance of green grass, and – of course – the urge to rake leaves away from our homes and gardens.
It’s not on everyone’s favourite to-do list, but cleaning up outside after the winter months can offer up a sense of newness. It’s an opportunity to start fresh with our home’s exterior, and the great outdoors.
Our staff at McGarr Realty also know this is a great time to check out your home’s exterior – roof; siding; foundation; chimney; flashing; exterior lighting; shutters; fence, and gate – for any damage that may have occurred over the blustery winter months. If you have damage that requires some repair, placing a call early in the season to the right professionals should be a top priority.
For families prepping their homes for sale in the near future, McGarr Realty team members know that brushing up on a home’s landscaping and curb appeal really does help make a good first impression. It tells a prospective buyer that the home is well-loved and cared for, with attention paid to details like fresh paint on the door; a pretty wreath; hanging baskets, fresh mulch on garden beds; sparkling windows and siding.
If you are planning on taking the May long weekend to do some landscaping and curb appeal work, it’s a good idea to decide what you need to do, and the order to do it in. Some of the larger, messier jobs, if done first, clear the way for smaller jobs to be more easily accomplished.
Our expert team members at McGarr Realty have come up with a list of the more common ways to add curb appeal, while completing spring maintenance on your home. Whether your home is for sale in St. Catharines or not, you’ll appreciate getting these jobs out of the way early, so you can relax and enjoy your brand-new curb appeal.
However, adding curb appeal isn’t limited to just the items on this list. In general, it helps to tidy things up and make sure everything is clean, while adding the small touches that show your home is loved and cared for.
A strong curb appeal goes a long way to making a great first impression when you need to turn that sign on your lawn from “for sale” into “sold!” Together, with the help of our expert staff at McGarr Realty, we can make it happen!
McGarr Realty teams are standing by, ready to help our family of clients boost their home’s curb appeal for a faster sale.
Give our office a call at 905-468-9229 in Niagara-on-the-Lake, or 905-687-9229 in St. Catharines. Send us a message HERE.
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