When a buyer drives up to your home their first impression will be the exterior, so it’s essential your home has “curb appeal.” Oftentimes curb appeal isn’t hard or even expensive to accomplish, sometimes all it takes is a little elbow grease and a fresh coat of paint. In this article, you will learn 8 ways to enhance your homes curb appeal in one weekend!
8 Ways to Enhance your Homes Curb Appeal
Make sure your lawn is green and manicured at all times when in season. At no point when selling your home should your grass be overgrown, dead, patchy, or discolored. Replacing grass is an easy and pretty inexpensive fix.
Another option to consider is artificial grass, which can be a simple solution. With artificial grass, potential buyers can immediately get a sense for the beauty and serenity of the outdoor space, without spending significant time and resources on maintenance. It also holds up against different levels of foot traffic, meaning artificial grass looks fresh no matter how many times prospective buyers walk through it. As you’re preparing to sell your home, adding artificial grass could be just the touch you need to attract more offers and ultimately reap greater rewards when it’s time to close.
Whether you have weeds growing in your driveway, sidewalk, flowerbed or lawn they need to be removed. Not only are they an eyesore they scream “unkempt,” which a majority of home buyers are looking for a home that’s being maintained inside and out.
Spending a few dollars on flowers can go along way especially when selling your home. Regardless if you plant them in a pot or a flower bed they can add a pop of color, which can be appealing to a home buyer’s eye.
Pressure Wash Exterior
A dirty driveway, patio, sidewalk, house, or even roof is not appealing to home buyers, so it’s imperative to have the exterior of your home pressure washed where needed.
Freshly Painted Entry Door
A fresh coat of paint can go along way especially on the front door, the door where buyers are usually standing outside or waiting to enter your home.
Some sellers choose to paint their door a bright red to stand out while others will keep it neutral, either way, a fresh coat on your front door can go along way.
Replace Dilapidated Items
Is your mailbox falling over? Are the house numbers crooked? Are light fixtures rusted? Does the fence have wood rot? If any exterior items are rundown, dilapidated, or broken they should be repaired or completely replaced.
Nobody likes pulling up to a house and walking by smelly garage cans or stepping over toys. So it’s imperative to make sure items like garbage cans, sporting equipment, and toys are hidden and out of a home buyer’s view. Depending on the amount of “things” you have you may have to rent a storage unit or donate some of the items if you don’t have room to store them.
Prior to listing your home for sale make sure it has curb appeal! The exterior of the home will always be a buyer’s first impression, even in pictures, so don’t focus on staging the inside and completely ignore the outside. You can easily add instant curb appeal to your home inexpensively.
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About the Author
The above real estate article “8 Ways to Enhance your Homes Curb Appeal” was written by Michelle Gibson of Wellington Florida Real Estate. Specializing in residential real estate since 2001 in Wellington and the surrounding area. Not only does Michelle assist buyers and sellers, she assists landlords and tenants too. She would love to share her expertise and guide you through the entire real estate process.
We service the following areas; Wellington, Lake Worth, Royal Palm Beach, Boynton Beach, West Palm Beach, Loxahatchee, Greenacres, and more. If you are considering selling your home, we welcome the opportunity to work with you and list your home with a top Realtor in Wellington Florida