Selling a home in Albuquerque can be a rewarding but challenging endeavor. There are many tips that can help you sell your home faster and for a higher price. When it comes to first impressions, your home’s exterior is everything. The way the outside of your home looks can very well make or break a sale before the buyer looks any further. So here are a few tips to help you make the best first impression for potential Albuquerque home buyers.

Minor Repairs

Making minor repairs is one of the easiest and most affordable ways to boost curb appeal. If you have repairs to make, it’s a good idea to make them before putting your home on the market. Home buyers might see these repairs as a red flag and make them think twice about the rest of the home. Every repair you make to your exterior can make a difference.

Clean Up Landscaping

If you think that keeping up your landscaping was important before you decided to sell your home, it’s even more important when it’s on the market. Messy landscaping can be a big turnoff. Not only will your messy yard look like a big project, but it will also hurt the overall curb appeal of the property. At the very least, you should clean up debris, mow the lawn, and trim hedges. The more you do, the better.

Pressure Wash

How clean is the siding and concrete on your property? If in doubt, go ahead and rent or buy a pressure washer, or hire a pro to clean up your exterior. Doing so will give your home a fresh and clean look that makes a huge impact on curb appeal.

When using a pressure washer, just make sure that you use the right setting for your type of exterior walls. You don’t want to end up stripping any paint in the process.

Structural Repairs

If you home has any structural issues that could turn off buyers. Keep in mind that a buyer who makes an offer will hire a home inspector. If they find serious issues, they may back out of the deal or you may have to lower the price. You can beat them to the punch by inspecting your home first and taking care of any deal-breaking issues.


If you have lighting on the exterior of your property, you should make sure that it is functional and turned on. This will help to ensure that your lighting system is working right. If you have a visitor at night, it will also give a great curb appeal improvement to any buyer.

When you are looking to improve the landscaping and overall exterior of your home, you should consider the individual needs of your property. We can provide you with a fair assessment of your property to help you get a better sense of what needs to be done to sell your home faster.