This is Minna, blogging about renovations for your Minneapolis home. If you are trying to sell your house, you've no doubt been told to renovate on the inside. Redo the kitchen, paint the walls, put in new carpeting-these are all mantras of the eager-to-sell set. These are good ideas that will add value to your house. They also will increase the attractiveness of your home, thus in turn engaging more potential buyers.
What many sellers forget, however, is that you need to get the potential buyers in the door first. Too many sellers neglect to spruce the outside of their houses which means many potential buyers aren't even stepping into the house to see the awesome interior renovations.
Outdoor Sprucing for Your Minneapolis Home
I can hear you thinking (no, really, I can), "I've already updated the bathroom and the kitchen and the floors and the walls; I don't have the time or the money or the will to tackle the outside of my house, too!" I understand where you are coming from, especially if you've already done the inside renovations, but hear me out. You don't have to sink a lot of time or money into perking up the exterior of your house so you can catch the prospective buyers' eyes. Add a few potted plants around the walk up, for instance. A little splash of color can go a long way. You don't have to re-roof the house or rip up the driveway and install a new one. You can easily add a fresh coat of paint with minimal time and money.
Your Minneapolis House At Its Best
I know that selling a house is a long, tedious process, and the last thing you want is to think about how else to renovate. If you follow the few tips I give above, though, then you'll at least be comforted by the increased number of potential sellers walking through your newly-painted door.