We all know what they say about first impressions and it’s no different when it comes to selling your home. What potential buyers first see on the outside can greatly influence their perception of your home’s value. Having a higher curb appeal level can command a higher asking price and can help reduce the time it takes to sell! As for where to start, we’ve got all you need to know right here.
Giving your exterior walls and all the windows a deep clean is a great way to start upping your curb appeal. Pressure wash, shine, and a new coat of paint can go a long way in the looks department! Choice of color plays a part in a potential buyers perception of your homes value as well, so stick to colors that blend with the rest of the neighborhood.
The grass is always greener as long as you nurture and care for it. The very first thing potential buyers will see of your home is the front yard and landscaping. The more pristine the yard, the better the first impression! Fertilizing the grass when needed, adding walkways and trimming unruly shrubs will give you a nice start.
The roof of a house is like its crowning jewel. A clean, well maintained roof can have a positive impact on the value of your home so it makes sense to want to have good upkeep. So don’t put off repairing missing patches of shingles or giving it a good cleaning as it could also save you from further damage!
If you want to catch potential buyers eyes then you’ll need some color and vibrancy. Adding flower beds and other perks, like gazebos and “glammed up” mailboxes, can majorly increase the chances of a buyer wanting to see more!
Keeping up with maintenance is a sure way of keeping your home looking like new. Take time to fix guttering, straighten shutters, fix cracks in walkways and porches, and replace any siding that might need it.