House Selling Tips: Keeping Up Appearances Year Round

Great tips to help you have your home prepared to sell!

There’s a lot of information available on staging a home, and updating a home to help it sell quickly. However, there is no guarantee that your home will sell quickly regardless of what you do; as it’s really dependent on the market, supply and demand and other external factors such as what homebuyers might be looking for. If you are in a situation where you might need to keep your house looking great for an extended period of time, these house selling tips for keeping up appearances year round might just be for you!

Walkways and Steps

For both safety and appearance, it’s important that you keep the walkway to your door free of debris. Cracks should be repaired; handrails should be to spec and should also be kept attractive; and decorating your front door and keeping it freshly painted is never a bad idea.

Leaky Gutters? Oh my!

If gutters are in need of repair, repair them! Not only will a home inspector pick up on the problem, but they could be damaging your surrounding gardens and walkways. If you need someone to help, you can look to professionals such as D&B Continuous Guttering LLC in Indianapolis, or others in your particular area. Simply Google “gutter repair” and I’m sure you’ll find many capable companies and contractors that can help. And, if your home does not currently have gutters, adding them can increase the value of your home and protect your foundation from damage caused by rain and snow.


The appearance of your yard changes with the seasons. You should consider seasonal changes as an opportunity to showcase your home in different ways. Flowers can enliven your landscape in spring and summer. And in the winter months, relying on outdoor lighting and shrubs can really enhance the curb appeal of your home. Keep shrubs trimmed so that they are never an obstruction and ensure to remove all leaves, limbs and other debris to always have a nice clean look. That includes regular lawn maintenance for the spring and summer months as well.


The interior of your home should be kept clean and free of clutter the entire time your home is on the market. It needs to be in showcase condition all the time, as you never know when a potential buyer might show up. Aside from providing spacious rooms by de-cluttering, make sure ample storage and exceptionally clean kitchens and baths are always on the agenda.

Keeping up appearances year round is quite the chore; although worth it. Not only will you enjoy living in your space more, but it will present better to potential buyers as they peruse your neighborhood.

Article and insights provided by Brooke Chaplan.


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