Curb appeal can make the difference between selling your home and …not. Check your front lawn, garden, driveway, backyard and deck. Do what it takes to make the home buyer want to get inside your home to have a look.
- Front Lawn
Mow the lawn diagonally and edge the lawn along the driveway and sidewalks. Your front entrance needs to be warm and inviting. Put a fresh coat of paint on your door. Change the door knob if needed. Add a pot of flowers for that flash of colors. Put attractive outdoor lighting over the door. Add a bistro table and two chairs if there is space.
Clean out all the weeds. Put away the garden tools. If the garden is small, put in more mature shrubs and trees to give you the finished look. Don’t let bushes or branches block the windows or the path to the entrance. Yellow flowers stimulate buying urges. Use yellow daffodils or tulips. They induce the feelings of happiness. Arrange containers in groups of three or five near the entrance.
It should be in good condition. You may consider putting in a new coat of top sealer. It gives that finished look.
- Backyard and Deck
Make your backyard appealing for entertaining outside. Stain the deck with a neutral semi-transparent stain. Add pots of flowers to make it more appealing. Buyers doing a drive by will try their best to see your backyard. Make it inviting from the first look.
The outside of your house should be as attractive as the inside of your house. It must capture the attention of the buyers and invite them in.