Like moths attracted to flames, potential buyers can get riveted to a home with an excellent curb appeal. Buyers who will be drawn to your home's appearance will definitely want to discover more of what lies behind your front door. Fortunately, maximizing your home’s curb appeal doesn’t necessarily mean spending thousands of dollars on big improvements and upgrades. The trick is in knowing what you should address and focus on giving buyers a visual sense of your home.
If you still can’t figure out what you need to do to improve your curb appeal when trying to sell your home, we’ve come up with an easy guide to help you start.
Wash the windows and the outside of the house. Your windows help let the natural light flood into your rooms so don't forget to clean them as well, especially those located in front of the house. Use soapy water and a squeegee to wash them, and then dry them off using newspapers or packing papers. Don’t forget to clean the window ledges as well.
Likewise, washing your home’s exterior can also increase its aesthetic value and make it visually appealing to buyers. Consider pressure washing to thoroughly remove any loose paint, grime, mold, mud, dust and other dirt.
KEEP THE WEEDS OUT
Clean up and remove unwanted weeds. Clean up around the shrubs, trim the hedges and remove dead, overgrown plants, leaves, and fallen tree branches. Remove unwanted weeds growing out in the driveway, sidewalk, fence, and flower beds because they can be a real eyesore, which home buyers will surely be watching out for. Don't forget to also remove spider webs and animal droppings.
Trim the trees. Especially if your yard is surrounded by trees, trim them of any dead branches. Likewise, remove any dead trees and clear out your yard wastes to achieve a clutter-free yard.
FIX IT AND ADD COLORS
Add potted plants and flowers. Especially during springtime and summertime, adding potted plants and colorful flowers to your garden and on the entrance to your home can provide a lovely and inviting feeling. Decorative potted plants can also be useful if you have limited space for flower beds and you can't have front landscaping. You can freely add plants and flowers in staging your front porch (which will be discussed later), near the home’s entryway, and around your garage.
Update your address/house number. Replacing your old house number, especially if it's already faded or missing, can also add character to your home. You can choose a style that will match the design and colors of the house, or just pick any of the latest trends to give your address number a makeover. As with flowers and lighting fixtures, it can also be a good investment that will definitely improve your curb appeal. House numbers can be purchased online or at local hardware and home improvement stores.
Even the smallest repairs and updates can actually help enhance your home's curb appeal. They will help create a welcoming environment that can attract buyers to check the home further. Just remember that before you start working on such improvements, do your research and planning first. List down the things you want to improve, what you will work on first, and most importantly, figure out your budget that will help set your priorities.
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