Winter Thoughts & More Tips….

by Mario Acosta on December 18, 2012

in How We Market Your Home For Sale, Local Topics, Sellers

Winter Remodel Tips

OK everyone – I hope you are enjoying winter in the San Fernando Valley- it has arrived I see.  As I continue with things you can do to fix up your home, I do realize that you may need to put some of this off until it gets warmer. Also, remember that when the rain starts here in Southern California, it’s a good time to make sure the drains and gutters are clear, and a quick chimney inspection is always a good idea. Take a look up at your trees too. Water is heavy and it gets gusty this time of year. You may want to take an hour out of the next clear day and trim any branches that could come down on a car or a play area.

Anyway, here are the next few tips for you –

Focus on the Front Door If you want to get potential buyers through your door, your front entry should be the main focal point of your home’s exterior. A new door can be a great investment, but you can also make a dramatic difference just by adding a fresh coat of paint to your existing door. A vivid red or blue that stands out against the rest of your home can really create an eye-catching entrance. Complete the look with a new welcome mat and a new or freshly polished doorknob.

Home in on Details If the thought of overhauling your home’s exterior sounds overwhelming, take a deep breath and find comfort in this: Many of the most effective ways to add curb appeal to your home are both easy and budget-friendly. Small updates like a new mailbox, distinctive house numbers or stylish door hardware can make a big difference in your home’s exterior appearance. When choosing these items, make sure they complement the style of your home for a pulled-together look.

Inspect Your Gutters While you probably won’t find homebuyers oohing and ahhing over your well-maintained gutters and downspouts, these features do send an important message about the rest of your home. If your gutters are overflowing with leaves and other debris, buyers will think you’ve slacked off on interior maintenance as well. Gutters that are in good shape may just need a thorough cleaning, patching and rehanging, but if you notice signs of water damage or mold on your home’s exterior, your gutters may need replacing. Consider vinyl gutters, which are an inexpensive, DIY-friendly option, or galvanized steel gutters, a trusted choice for their durability.

Hope you are having a great holiday season –

More soon….

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