Sunday, May 11, 2008

Mowing your lawn for mothers day - it could bring you buyers!

Mothers Day means a lot of people will be driving to see their mother.

Maybe along the way they plan on driving by a couple houses for sale or checking out a new neighborhood. If you mowed your lawn on Tuesday - it may be getting pretty long by Sunday. High profile holidays offer a great opportunity to showcase your home.

I often hear sellers say "No one will be out looking at houses on Mothers Day or Christmas or Thanksgiving". Truth is - the buyers are out. Anyone seriously looking for a home will drive neighborhoods any chance they get. Having a well-manicured lawn could help your home stand out and get some curious buyers walking through next week. So even if you mowed the lawn a few days ago - another quick cut could help.

But don't stop there. During the fall - raking up those leaves could help you rake in buyers. Without even knowing it - buyers associate a well-manicured lawn with a well-kept house. Attention to detail on the outside - usually spells attention to detail on the inside. During the winter, having clean sidewalks and a plowed driveway is a great way to attract buyers. It says - these people care about their house. It also means they don't have to trudge through the snow.

Here's a list of upcoming high profile celebrations in 2008 that give you a chance to help attract buyers. But remember - there are always big events happening locally that make a difference too. Does your town hold any annual festivals? Also - don't forget things like Superbowl Sunday, Oktoberfest, or Black Friday - the biggest shopping day of the year.

  • Memorial Day - Monday, May 26th
  • Fathers Day - Sunday, June 15th
  • Fourth of July - Friday, July 4th
  • Labor Day - Monday, September 1st
  • Columbus Day - Monday, October 13th
  • Halloween - Friday, October 31st
  • Election Day - Tuesday, November 4th
  • Veterans Day - Tuesday, November 11th
  • Thanksgiving Day - Thursday, November 27th
  • Black Friday - Friday, November 28th
  • Hanukkah - Sunday, December 21st
  • Christmas Day - Thursday, December 25th

By the way - Happy Mothers Day Mom!

Bo Buchanan Kettley Realtors Signature Oswego

Bo Buchanan, Kettley Realtors 58 Chicago Rd, Oswego IL. 60543 (630) 846-4663

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