When it comes to selling real estate, whether it's in Arlington or Halifax, there's a lot you're going to need to do in order to get from the point where you put the 'For Sale' sign up on your front lawn to the moment you're signing over the deed to your home. You can't just expect that your home will sell the moment you put it up for sale on the market. There's just so much more that goes into selling real estate.
The first thing you should do is sign up with an agent who will provide you with real estate services needed. Your real estate agent, hopefully, will have been in the game for a long time and know everything there is to know about selling properties. They'll advise you every step of the way in order to ensure your home sells for a good price and in a quick manner.
One thing your real estate agent will tell you is that the exterior of your home will make the first impression on any potential buyers. Home exteriors play just an important part in selling real estate properties as do home interiors. A lot of home owners tend to place a lot of their repair and renovation energy on the interior of their homes while neglecting the exterior.
What they tend to forget is that the first thing a potential buyer sees is the outside of a home. If they drive up and see the driveway needs paving, the lawn is dead, the paint on the exterior walls of your home is fading, or there are shingles dangling, etc., they'll start to wonder what's wrong on the inside of the home and just move on. Put aside money in your budget to give the exteriors walls a fresh coat of paint from Benjamin Moore, add some new patio furniture to your back deck so it looks like it is straight off of the Home & Garden website and plant some colorful flowers in the garden beds. Add some evergreens and seasonal plants to will brighten up the dark spots and water the lawn so it greens up some. If you need more landscaping ideas, or would rather leave the green thumb jobs to the pros, try contacting ghentlandscape.com. They will even remove the ice and snow from your property in time for your open house.
Whatever you think your home's exterior needs then go out and do it. Think of it as investment that will pay off in terms of getting a higher offer for your home than what you were asking for.