Curb appeal is the attractiveness of a home’s exterior as viewed from the street. Most homeowners are attentive to maintaining their home’s exterior but curb appeal is of utmost importance when selling a home.
Following are several very important, low-cost improvements that can add value to a property and cut the time it takes to sell.
Buyers Look at Curb Appeal
Beautify the Entrance
Try painting your door a pretty hue that coordinates with your home’s color. Make sure there is a contrast between your front door and the façade of the house. If your house is gray or white with black shutters, consider painting your door red for a pop of color. Other simple and inexpensive fixes that can add appeal to your home are a front door wreath, new house numbers, a potted plant at the entrance and new outdoor light fixtures.
Manicure the Lawn
Get out the lawn mower! A freshly cut lawn adds instant curb appeal to your home. Conquer those weeds and edge the lawn for a professional look.
Groom the Garden Beds
Well-maintained garden beds tell buyers that the home has been well maintained. Weed the beds and remove leaves and debris. Spread fresh mulch to give your landscaping a neat and tidy appearance and keep weeds at a minimum.
Wash the Exterior
Use your garden hose on the strongest setting or rent a power washer to clean the driveway, sidewalks, windows and front of the house.
Tidy up the Driveway
Store garbage and recycle containers to the side of the house or inside the garage, and repair minor cracks in your driveway by patching or resealing it.
Trim Trees and Shrubs
The front of your house must be visible to have curb appeal. Cut overgrown trees and bushes and remove branches that hang over the walkway, windows, and driveway.
For additional tips and tricks for selling your home quickly, call me at 610-659-4296. We can add value to your home!