Sellers & Investors: Many homebuyers view curb appeal as an indication of how meticulous you are at keeping up other parts of your house. In today’s competitive market, great curb appeal can even command a premium.
First impressions matter and that’s why it’s critical to put your best foot forward. Here’s 6 simple ways you can amp up your curb appeal:
? Paint your front door.
A fresh coat of paint can do wonders for creating an inviting entry into your home. You can go with a tried-and-true classic like black or charcoal, or pick a bold hue like bright red or yellow.
? Upgrade your hardware.
Swap out your address numbers for something new and modern. Replacing your street numbers is a high-impact, low-cost way to freshen up your home. While you’re at it, replace old doorknobs, mailbox and entry light fixture as well. The details matter!
? Dress up your garage.
If your home has a garage in the front, clean or paint it. You can even attach magnetic hardware elements (handles, window panels, faux hinges) to give it extra character.
? Add plants.
Container plants add a welcoming feel and colorful curb appeal to any home exterior quickly and affordably. A staggered, asymmetrical arrangement works best to create a dynamic setting.
? Give a thorough cleaning.
Sweep debris away from the house, wipe down windows and take a day to power wash the exterior. If you don’t own a power washer, you can rent one or hire someone to do it.
Highlight your home even when the sun goes down. You can add pathway lights and uplighting. It improves safety and can yield dramatic effects for your home’s nighttime appeal.
Looking for more tips on getting your home ready to sell? Click here to download our free Complete Guide to Preparing Your Home for Sale. The guide breaks down a full list of tasks so you don’t miss a thing. If you have more questions, we’re here to help!
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