You can only make a first impression once...

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You can only make a first impression once....

The front of your home is the very first impression a buyer will take in. Curb appeal can make them decide to go in or drive by. Your driveway and front walkway is the first portion of real estate the buyer will set foot on when coming into your home. So, it makes sense to make that pathway to your front door as clean and as appealing as possible. Ensure there are no obstacles in the way, such as overhanging branches, kid's toys, or trip hazards. What you want to achieve is the buyer to have a pleasant walk to your main entranceway.

If your walkway is in need of a deeper cleaning, consider a power wash. There are special detergents available that are designed specifically for stone, asphalt or cement walkways. A deep cleaning is not a major project. Yet, the result can make a stunning appearance and change the buyer's opinion of the home.

If you're selling in the spring or summer, another way to make your walkway look better is to add flowers along side the front doors. You only need a few flowers to make an inviting impact. Making your walkway look better may seem minor, but keep in mind that when buyers make their way to the front door, they're forming their first and often most important impression of your property. The walkway plays a small but important role in making it a good one.

Want more ideas for making your home more appealing and staged to sell, so it sells quicker and for a higher price? Call me today. Let's make your first impression a lasting one!