When speaking with real estate agents, most will tell you that curb appeal is one of the most important factors in selling a home. A home with high curb appeal can demand higher prices and take less time to sell. Below are some ideas to enhance your curb appeal.
Before you start worrying about your landscape, you should first focus on cleaning the exterior of your home. All you need is a pressure washer, a bucket of soapy water, and a long-handled brush. Whether your home has wood, vinyl, metal, stucco, brick, or fiber cement siding, a little washing can remove years of dust and dirt. And don’t forget to wash your windows, clean your eaves, and power-spray your garage door.
As a homeowner, you probably don’t think about your roof that often, but it’s one of the first things that a buyer notices. If your home has missing, curled, or faded shingles, it can seriously detract from your home’s value. The key is to determine if your roof just needs a solid cleaning or if it should be replaced entirely.
A poorly manicured lawn can give a bad first impression to potential buyers.
Make sure your grass is neatly cut and green, replacing dead patches with sod. You should also trim any trees and prune your shrubs. And, if needed, plant a few new shrubs to replace dead plants or fill in blank spaces. It’s also vital that you pull up weeds, remove dead foliage, and put down a new layer of mulch or pine straw.
Small enhancements can make a big difference. Replacing your old outdated house numbers with shiny new numbers that match the style of your home can make your home more attractive. Consider something unique like copper, bronze or brushed nickel. Homebuyers like homes that are attractive both day and night. A quick fix is to add solar light fixtures to walkways, custom light fixtures on your porch and around the garage door.
Add a little personality to your home. The typical front door is rather dull. To add some “pop” to your home, consider making your front door your home’s focal point. Replace the standard white door with an artistically rustic creation or paint it red for a burst of color. You can also add character by adding a new mailbox, installing a white picket fence, or laying down a cheery welcome mat.
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