Selling your home can be exciting because you have the chance to realize some profit from the work that you put in transforming your house into a home. However, if you’re not prepared for a sale, you might receive low offers or none at all. Before listing your property for sale, improve curb appeal to make the house more attractive to buyers.
Improve Landscaping to Boost Curb Appeal
Your landscape is one of the things that everyone driving by or visiting your home will notice. Even if you do not have any significant problems, like erosion in the front yard or areas of dead grass, there are ways to improve the look of the landscape.
- Trim bushes and shrubs so that they look neat and professionally shaped.
- Have the garden beds, pathways, and lawn edged to look clean and well taken care of.
- Invest in re-seeding, aeration, and fertilization the fall before you plan on listing your home so the lawn will be green and lush.
- Add fresh mulch around trees, shrubs, and in the garden beds.
- If the weather allows, plant flowers to add color.
Invest in the Entryway
The entrance of your home is a key in improving curb appeal, and there are many simple and affordable ways you can invest in the entryway. Paint the front door a shade that coordinates with the rest of the exterior. Add new house numbers that can be seen from the street, so the property is easy to find. Replace the current doormat with a new one that is clean and welcoming. For color, add potted plants to the front porch or on either side of the door. Make sure the outdoor light fixtures are working and clean the glass globes to remove dirt and improve illumination of the entrance.
Look at the Entire Home
Take a look at the exterior of your home, trying to see it as a buyer might. Make sure the roof is in good condition, and there are no patches of missing or damaged shingles. Check the garage door. Clean it well and paint it if necessary. The gutters should be cleaned. Replace broken or rusting pieces of the guttering. Wash your home’s windows, inside and out, so they will better reflect light and make the property look well cared for.
Pressure Wash the Siding to Improve Curb Appeal
The siding of your home can be dirty or mildewed, affecting the color and curb appeal of the property. Rent a pressure washer to clean the siding. The house will look bright and new. If you don’t have time to tackle this project, hire a pressure washing company. They will have the tools and equipment to complete the job quickly and easily.