Outdoor Home Improvement Projects To-Do List

By Steve Flanagan

Before you begin fixing, decluttering and staging your home in preparation for visitors, take a critical look at the outside then make a list of repairs and upgrades you feel are necessary before showing your home.

For instance:

Remove landscaping and or trees that block the view of what buyers are paying for.

“Compliment” the entry — paint the front door to make it pop.

Make sure your shutters are in good shape.

Plant attractive bushes and flowers (in the ground or in pots) especially near the front door.

Assess the condition of your gutters, soffits and fascia and fix where needed.