Okay...it's official. I've decided to put my house up for sale and hopefully move to San Marcos. No, this is not my house...
One of my favorite TV shows is "Designed to Sell" on HGTV. I have learned a lot from that show on how to stage a home when you're putting it on the market. So I have been doing a lot of home improvements the last few weeks in the effort to get my house "buyer friendly."
So far, I have painted the entire outside a neutral gray tone, painted the inside a neutral taupe, have totally de-cluttered and de-personalized the interior so that any potential buyer can just move in without having to paint or remove wallpaper. (By the way...does anyone wallpaper anymore???)
I know that you have to get rid of unsightly areas so these were the ones I tended to today. This is the left side of my house which I never see. I could probably count the number of times on two hands that I've walked around to this side of the house since I moved here five yeas ago.
So this is what I did to it today. I took the railroad ties from the back yard and put about five bags of mulch down...so the whole deal coast me about ten bucks. Can't beat that with a stick.
This was an area that had rotted out due to a prior roof leak.
And, voila! All clean and tidy! Replaced some boards and you'd never know. Cost: $2.00.
This is definitely a questionable time to be putting a house on the market, but there are also a lot of tax incentives out there for new buyers right now, so I thought I'd give it a shot. I'm definitely not going to give it away, but you just never know.