We’ve all heard the term “curb appeal” – it’s been shown that homes with good curb appeal could add 20% to the value of your home. But how do you actually achieve that all important aesthetic that makes a potential buyer excited to schedule a viewing of your home?
Landscape Strategically. You don’t need to sod the entire yard and have flowers blooming everywhere. But if your yard is sparse, spread some seed. Plant some shrubs in the flowerbeds and lay down fresh mulch.
Scrub the House. Pressure wash your siding, brick, and driveway. Make sure the windows are clean and sparkling. Make sure there are no cobwebs or dust piles in sight.
Touch Up Any Paint. If there are still spots that look dingy after pressure washing, a quick touch up paint may do rather than repainting completely. However, you can freshen the look of the house easily by painting the doors or shutters a new modern shade.
Maintain the Mailbox. With daily use, the mailbox may need some work. Consider repainting or if it’s too far gone, replace it entirely.
Trim All the Greenery. Your yard, trees, and bushes should all be well kept when your house is on the market. If you have trouble keeping the yard freshly trimmed with a busy schedule, consider hiring a mowing service temporarily.
Check Your Lights. Make sure your light fixtures are clean and free of any insects that like to gather there. And make sure they all have a working bulb to light up the house for any nighttime lookers.
Taking the time to spruce up the outside of your home before putting it on the market will save you time and earn you money in the long run.
Contact me today for advice on getting your home ready to go on the market!