When it comes to selling your home the first impression is critical and curb appeal is everything. I will show you how to increase your curb appeal without spending a lot of money. This will insure you get the best offer and your home sells quickly.
Depending on your timeline and budget, there are many options for sprucing up your home’s exterior. Even if you don’t have much to invest in making your home a show-stopper, there are plenty of quick, inexpensive things you can do that will increase the value of your home and encourage a quick sale. Check out these five ways to boost your home’s curb appeal.
Clean and Declutter the exterior
For example one of the most cost-effective ways to boost your home’s curb appeal is to fix up what you already have. Guarantee your house is at its very best by following these tips.
- Make sure your gutters are in good condition and free of debris.
- Get rid of clutter and personal items in you yard by wrapping up the garden hose, putting away children’s toys, and removing dated lawn ornaments.
- Rent a power washer to freshen up the siding and wash the windows.
- Complete necessary repairs to the roof, driveway, and siding.
- Cut back the over grown plants and trees and keep the landscaping clean and simple instead.
Make Upgrades to Exterior Finishes
Impress potential buyers by allocating a small budget to update your home’s exterior. Here are some inexpensive improvements that can transform your home to make it look more modern and contemporary.
- Replace your outdated lighting fixture with something that is modern and inviting to enhance your front door.
- Swap out an old mailbox for one that is new and modern.
- Replace your gold or silver hardware with hardware that is more modern and have it match the exterior light.
Freshen up the Front
As potential buyers approach your front door, they will create an opinion on what to expect from the rest of your home based on the appearance of your entryway. Fortunately, there are some key things you can do to create a “wow” effect by following these simple tips.
- Instead of keeping a drab exterior color make it stand out by giving it a fresh and contemporary look.
- Replace the old exterior door with a modern door and hardware and paint it a bold eye-catching color.
- Install new house numbers that are clean and modern instead of the old plastic numbers.
- Replace the old garage door with a new modern garage door to make it more contemporary.
One of the most obvious things you can do to increase your home’s curb appeal is to spruce up the landscaping. Buyers love walking up to a house with a green front yard and colorful, seasonal blooms. Here are some easy ways to improve your landscaping without spending a lot of money.
- Plan ahead and plant grass seed months before you plan to sell or plant sod if you are short on time.
- Edge the garden area with rocks to ensure they stand out and cover the garden with fresh mulch or pebbles to make it pop.
- Add drought resistant plants that add color to the landscaping.
- Use plants to add symmetry to your home by planting matching landscaping on either side of the front porch.
Pay Attention to the Details
You will maximize your home’s potential if you pay close attention to the little things that can make a huge difference. Here are a couple of examples that can change the overall appearance of your home with a little paint or wood stain.
- Hide unsightly electrical features by painting them with paint that blends into the siding
- Repair the fence if needed and update it by giving it a fresh coat of stain or paint.
- Sand and stain the deck or porch if you have one.
- Hang outdoor string lights in the backyard for ambiance.
When it comes to commanding high offers for your home, it’s essential that your property appears to be well-cared for, up-to-date, and move-in-ready. By completing the tasks listed above, your house’s curb appeal will attract buyers and increase the overall value of your home. If you are thinking of selling your home and need some assistance on improving your curb appeal feel free to contact me for a free consult. I have helped sellers get $75,000 more for their house because they spent $10,000 to improve it.