If you are considering selling your home then nothing works better (or harder) to sell your home than some good, old-fashioned curb appeal.
Buyers interested in a new house look for many home features, updates, and upgrades, but it all begins outside in the front of the house.
If you’re interested in learning more, here are some helpful tips to boost your home’s curb appeal and inspire buyers to move on your listing.
1. Front Door. The front door is an invitation to your home. Painting it an appealing color and upgrading hardware is recommended if you want prospective buyers to pay attention. Even if you don’t have the time or money to do other minor upgrades, a new coat of paint will do wonders.
2. Garage Door. Consider your garage door’s placement in relation to the front of your home. Now consider how old and outdated it is. If your garage door has seen better days, a new garage door is in your future.
3. Lighting. Exterior home lighting is often overlooked, unfortunately. But for those who have spent a lot of their time improving their landscape, lighting can really make the front of your house pop. Put yourself in the shoes of a buyer and take a look at where lighting would add value.
4. Landscaping. Now that we mention landscaping, how long has it been since you made a landscaping improvement? In the interest of saving money, we won’t advise that you pick up the phone and call a landscaping company. Rather, just add a few new shrubs, flowers, and decorative rocks to turn your front lawn up to 10.
5. Declutter. Clean up and shape up areas that need some TLC. After a long winter, leaves, limbs, and debris begin to clutter up a front yard. Before you list your home, especially before you take pictures, straighten up any part of your yard that has seen better days.
A little curb appeal can go a long way when it’s time to sell your home. Just follow our tips for a successful spring sale.
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