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The Steve Hafle Advantage

Steve Hafle showing real estate buyers and sellers his real estate marketing approach on his laptop


· Better Homes and Gardens Big Hill Realty 309 N. Barron St. Eaton Ohio 45320


· Get maximum exposure for your home

· We put technology to work to sell your home

· Constant commun-ications, always know where you stand

· FREE comparative market
analysis; know the value
of your home

- Born and raised
in Preble

Steve Hafle

Better Homes and Gardens Big Hill Realty

Preble County Homes

Exterior Home Improvement Checklist to
Prepare Your Home for Resale & Get Top Dollar

Sometimes the little things can make a big difference

Follow this checklist of exterior improvements for your home and surrounding property to get top dollar when you put it on the market for sale. 

When completed, it will make a difference in impressing that prospective buyer — making them willing to spend more for your home.

Don't forget your home's interior.  Check out our list of interior home improvements to prepare your home for resale to get top dollar.

Exterior Home Improvements Checklist

Your Home's Exterior

  • Windows:  Clean window wells, dry wells and storage areas of debris.
  • Windows:  Check all windows (screens and storm doors);  repair or replace broken items.
  • Exterior paint:  touch up minor areas, repaint shutters and front door.
  • Roofing:  secure any loose shingles, replace damaged areas
  • Chimney:  repair loose bricks, clean flue, repair chimney cap
  • Gutters:  Clean and repair gutters, replace leaders and gutters where necessary.
  • Mason or stucco cracks: repair with caulking compound.
  • Front Door:  area around front door should be neat.  Check front door bell, light fixtures and mailbox.
Your Yard
  • Keep lawn mowed, leaves raked.
  • Remove toys, newspapers, yard tools, and other clutter
  • Tidy up; pick up after pets
  • Add color with flowers and potted plants
  • Prune large trees and shrubbery, remove dead foliage.
Your Garage & Driveway
  • Park vehicles in the garage or on the street
  • Keep the driveway and sidewalks clear of snow, depending upon the season
  • Keep garage clean and door closed
Maintenance Records
  • Provide records on wells, septic tank, furnace, and central air systems (who serviced them and when last serviced).


Follow these steps and your house will sell faster.  Trust me!

For a personal critique of your home's readiness for resale, I'd be happy to give you my professional advice.   Contact me today.

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