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Curb Appeal Tips for Chetek, Northwestern Wisconsin Home Sellers

fence-series-8-1416428-mYou may have put off dozens of home improvement projects over the winter— waiting around for warmer weather and finding the right date to sell your Chetek area home. But now is the time to dust off those ideas and improve your property’s curb appeal for the motivated homebuyers in today’s real estate market.

Take a weekend (or several of them) to get outside and start sprucing up the landscaping, repairing old fixtures and making your entryway stand out. Here are a few ideas for boosting your curb appeal this spring and grabbing Northwestern Wisconsin homebuyer attention in the warmer months:

Focus on the front door
As I mentioned above, focus on your Chetek home‘s entryway. It will be one of the first things buyers notice, whether they begin their home search online or drive by the property. Give the door a fresh coat of paint, update the lighting and hardware if its tarnished or outdated, update the house numbers to ensure they are visible and consider adding a new knocker for charm. Bring the landscaping to this exterior focal point with window boxes or topiaries and be sure there is a clear path to the door.

Curb appeal from all angles
Boosting curb appeal for your Chetek or Cameron WI home does not just mean the front of the property or even just the yard. Pay attention to how your home looks from the street— if you have a fence, add plants and flowers to the street side or if you don’t have a fence, plant in the area between the curb and the sidewalk.

Clean the windows
Over the winter, windows tend to acquire dust and dirt and grime and these need to be addressed before showing your home. This is a perfect weekend project and can really make a big difference to Northwestern Wisconsin homebuyers. Clean windows allow a property to shine by letting in more sunshine and can often make the home look larger. Don’t let this task go— even if the property is well-maintained, dirty windows can give the wrong impression.

Freshen outdoor space
Homebuyers in today’s real estate market, especially in a relaxing place such as the City of Lakes, are intrigued by outdoor space. If you have a deck or patio or even large yard, give it a spruce before showing to potential buyers. Power wash the deck and sidewalks, wash all cushions and pillows on your outdoor furniture, set out planters or flower pots and consider giving your deck a new coat of stain if it has worn away. Staging outside is almost as important as indoors during the spring and summer months!

As your local Chetek area real estate experts, Six Lakes Realty is happy to help walk you through the home selling process. From boosting curb appeal to pricing your home to pique buyer interest, there is no question we cannot answer. Just give us a call!

John Flor
Managing Broker
Six Lakes Realty
Office: (715) 924-4806

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