Sunday, April 05, 2009

Get Ready for the Spring Market and Spruce Up the House

Curb appeal is the first thing the buyers see when they are driving in the neighborhood. Whether they will choose yours depends on whether the outside is appealing. In the Greater Baton Rouge Real Estate Market the buyers have a lot a homes to choose from. Let's make sure yours is one that they put on their list to visit! First, now that spring is here and the weather is really so beautiful, I think it's safe to go ahead and put in some pretty, colorful flowers! You need to have enough that attract attention but aren't too overwhelming where the buyer thinks taking care of them will be too much trouble! If you don't have a green thumb, just ask your local garden center what flowers are easy to grow and that don't require a lot of maintenance!!

After viewing your home one of the last places the buyer checks out is your backyard, so don't skimp on landscaping in this area. Many times the front of the house will be loaded with beautiful landscaping, then there is nothing in the backyard!!! At the very least, get some inexpensive plastic pots (large ones - the ones that look like clay) and fill them with beautiful flowers - and if they die, just replace them with some more!!!!

So, spend a little time outdoors - enjoy the beautiful weather AND get your home ready for the spring market. Before you know it, the buyers will be making appointments to see YOUR home!!

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