Whether you plan on selling your home, or just want to keep it in tip top shape, you need to act like a buyer. That means walking around your house and taking some notes. Home improvement experts say, there are things that we all live with, and turn a blind eye to. Stop doing that, and take on one project a month. When you walk around “see things” a potential buyers would point out. It doesn’t mean you have to shell out thousands and thousands of dollars and fix everything this week.

First things first, give your house a good cleaning, from top to bottom. This will show you what really needs attention. Get rid of clutter. Discard things you haven’t used in several months. Wash ceilings, walls, woodwork, windows, and floors. Clean grout in your tiled floors, walls, and countertops. Steam clean carpeting, and repair anything that is broken. Replace broken light fixtures, patch holes or cracks, fix or replace worn or broken window shades or blinds, patch or replace screens in windows, and replace cracked or broken windows. If your home is in good shape already, this won’t take you very long. If it isn’t, you may need to spend a few months tackling these projects.

Local real estate experts say, exteriors are just as important. If your landscaping is overgrown or doesn’t exist, you need to up your curb appeal. There are so many homes on the market right now, which means you have a lot of competition. If a potential buyer doesn’t like what they see on the outside they will not come inside. Residential roofing is also very important. If your roof is old, faded, and the shingles are lifting up, you should consider replacing it. Realtors say, nothing turns a buyer off more than an old roof that they will have to replace. Erie Construction of Evansville, Indiana is a leader in the industry and can answer all of your questions. We would love to come out and give you a fast, free, and no pressure estimate.