If you’re considering selling your home or have already put it on the market, it’s time to start thinking about its curb appeal. Your home can be incredible on the inside, yet, if the outside doesn’t match, then you’re going to have a difficult time finding many interested buyers.
Great curb appeal is what makes people stop and take interest in the for-sale sign. People are much more likely to consider buying a home with a wow factor than a fixer-upper.
If you’re ready to take your home’s curb appeal up a notch, then here are some of the best things to do.
Fix Up Your Yard
If you have overgrown plants or trees that need to be trimmed then it’s time to call in the experts. People want a home that makes a great first impression, and what better place to start than the first thing they’ll see— the yard!
Mow the lawn, plant some flowers, and do whatever else needs work. Prune your trees, pluck out weeds, and get that yard looking its best!
Clean Your Driveway
When was the last time that you pressure washed your driveway? You may be so used to it looking dirty that it hasn’t even crossed your mind that it could be a few shades lighter.
Even though the oil stains on your driveway may not bother you, they may bother other people who are looking to buy your home. You’re better off getting rid of it before someone notices it.
Make Your Front Door Pop
One of the oldest tricks in the book is painting your front door so that it pops with color. If your front door is damaged, scratched, or just plain lacking luster, consider giving it a new coat of paint.
Although you can hire a professional to do it, it’s fairly easy to do yourself. Choose a color that goes well with the main color, and breathe new life into your home’s exterior!
Wash Your Windows
Eek! When was the last time you scrubbed those windows? Windows full of streaks and grime are no one’s idea of a lovely exterior.
It can make a world of difference in the way your home sparkles on the outside, and can also affect the amount of light that comes into the inside!
The best part is that you can do it yourself with a little cleaner and brush. No expensive tools required!
Add Patio Lighting
You never know when the perfect buyer could drive by your home, so make sure that it’s lit up at all hours! Adding a nice bit of exterior lighting can make your home a dazzling sight under the moonlight!