Jan 06, 2021

New Year’s Resolutions for Homeowners

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The New Year is finally upon us, and many have already been thinking about New Year’s resolutions to create new healthy habits or kick negative habits to the curb. The New Year is also a great time to create a list of resolutions for your home, from addressing repairs to reorganizing your kitchen to refreshing your landscaping. If you’re thinking of selling your home in 2021, consider these tips from William Means agents to make your home stand out above the rest.

“If you’re thinking of selling in the New Year, don’t wait to refresh your home’s interior. Consider adding a fresh coat of paint in a soft neutral color and clear any unwanted items out of your closets and storage spaces.”

Helen Geer, President

“Elevate your home’s curb appeal by clearing any leaves and debris out of your landscaping and adding fresh plantings, and doing any necessary repainting or repairs to your home’s exterior.”

Drew Grossklaus, Sales Director

“My New Year’s resolution for my personal home is to improve my front porch with some comfortable outdoor furniture to make the space more inviting and give it a little extra curb appeal.”

Lyles Geer

“An inviting entryway is key to giving potential buyers a great first impression. Spruce up your front porch with tasteful planters and furniture, and make your foyer feel extra welcoming with thoughtfully selected lighting, a pretty rug, and chic console table.”

Eileen Smith

“Spruce up your outdoor space! Spending time outdoors has become so important during the pandemic. And luckily, with Charleston’s mild climate, we are comfortably able to spend a significant portion of the year on our porches or in our gardens. It’s time to stop putting these “rooms” on the back-burner and start treating them like the extensions of living space that they truly are! A well-done screened porch or seating area can make a house feel so much larger.”

Beverly Burris

“Consider doing some early spring cleaning and declutter your home, especially if you’re thinking of selling in 2021.”

Harrison Gilchrist

“With all of us spending more time outside, I’d advise homeowners to resolve to work on creating an outdoor living space. I think that’s going to be even more important to buyers moving forward.”

Paula Yorke

“Make sure to address small repairs.”

Brian Walsh

“An almost instant reward is pressure washing your home’s exterior, fencing, sidewalk and driveway. It refreshes the look of your home immediately!”

Audrey Marhoefer, Office Coordinator

For more tips on how to make your home stand out to potential buyers this year, contact one of our knowledgeable real estate agents. They would be honored to be your guide in the sale or purchase of your next Charleston home!

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