Preparing Your Home For an FSBO Sale? Start With the Front Yard


Before you sell your home, you have to make it presentable. Prospective buyers will be looking closely at every detail of your property, starting with the curb. Most buyers draw conclusions about a home as soon as they pull up to the house. If the exterior looks worn down or could even stand some maintenance, the buyers are going to notice.


You’re probably already thinking about what it would take to get your home’s exterior in top condition. You can add instant curb appeal without completely draining your budget. Here are six easy ways to boost your home’s curb appeal and seal the deal with a buyer:

1. Pressure Wash Your Exterior

For potential buyers, the walk up the driveway is their first look at your home. Repaving the entire driveway may be preferable, but if you are on a budget, pressure washing will do wonders to your driveway, your house exterior, sidewalk, etc.

2. Mulch and Plants

Landscaping can be difficult. Yet, you don’t have to spend a fortune to make your yard look inviting to buyers. You can turn your dead front yard into a buyer magnet.


Put down fresh mulch in the front yard and gardens, and add easy-to-care-for plants. Go with ornamental grasses and drought-tolerant plants. The end result is an elegant and polished statement. Mulch brightens up the exterior of your home and can also keep the weeds down and fill in bare spots so your lawn will look nice and clean.

4. Symmetrical Decor

Symmetrical shapes and designs draw buyers’ eyes to the right places. If you have space by the front door, place some potted plants on each side of the door. It creates an inviting look that is pleasing to the eye. For a classic look, use ceramic or terra-cotta pots. Try to avoid plastic pots, as they often look cheap.

Revitalize Your Front Door

Adding a fresh coat of paint to your front door is an easy way to transform your home while investing little time or effort. Plus, it will definitely leave a lasting first impression. While a home buyer waits at the door to eventually tour the home, it’s important to make that first impression count.

Add a Welcome Mat

A new welcome mat and a wreath are affordable and inviting ways to welcome potential buyers for home tour. Enhancing the look of your home’s entrance is important for any for-sale property. Look for an inviting welcome mat, or if your sale is taking place over a holiday, make the welcome mat more festive. 

Flat-Fee Realty Service in Minneapolis, Minnesota

If you are looking to buy a home in Minneapolis, contact Home Avenue today. We offer flat-fee realty service that can save you thousands of dollars in realty fees and costs. You can also take advantage of our cash back rebate incentives, as well as our FSBO services.


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