Curb appeal: It’s not just for sellers
Curb appeal. It’s all about how your home looks to people walking or driving by. If you’re selling, you can boost that first impression by making sure your home looks great before it hits the market. If you’re staying put, making your home more beautiful is never a bad idea!
Cleanup and Repair – Clean windows and siding, stow away yard tools and equipment, and clean up dead branches and leaves. Make sure fences, walkways, and the driveway are in good repair, too – a home that looks well taken care of is always more attractive.
Landscaping – Trim any overgrown shrubs, remove weeds, and tidy up planting areas. If the season is right, add some colorful flowering plants to brighten up around walkways and at the front entrance.
The Entrance – If replacement is cost prohibitive, consider revitalizing a tired, faded door with a fresh coat of paint in a great accent color and swapping out the hardware. Updated house numbers are another impactful but inexpensive addition.
Paint It New – Brighten up the exterior with new, neutral paint. If the existing paint is in good shape, have the exterior pressure washed to get rid of dirt and grime. Have the windows washed inside and out to brighten the overall appearance of the home.
There’s nothing worse than home “lookers” who drive by – and keep right on going because they’ve already decided a home doesn’t appeal to them based on looks alone. With these tips in mind, chances are your home will catch the eye of more potential buyers. And for those of you not selling, you’ll love your home even more.