As springtime rolls around, we start cleaning up the yard and emptying the cupboards. Springtime in Utah County means daffodils and tulips peeking up through the ground, yards starting to green up, and more time outdoors. As you do all that cleanup, don’t forget the exterior of your house itself.

What do people notice as they roll or walk past your house? Home values in Utah County are at an all-time high, and they aren’t falling any time soon. If you want to sell your house or if you just want to love the way it looks, try seeing it from an outsider’s point of view. What would someone who has never seen it notice?

1. The color and materials on your home are the first aspect of your home that anyone notices: brick? siding? beige? red?

2. The second focus is your yard: flowers, trees, clean design, yard light, flag pole.

3. People usually notice accents next: cool downspouts, accented soffit and fascia, pop-outs around your windows.

4. The overall maintenance of your home: is your siding dirty or buckling? Are the weeds taking over?

Take the time to do a little cleaning and maintenance here and there and you will love your own home, which is a lot cheaper than trying to buy a new one at today’s prices!

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