Wednesday, February 6, 2019 / by Holly Northup
First impressions really do matter, even when it comes to your home. While online is the first place a buyer will look, the first thing they will see at the showing is the front yard. How does your front yard look? Is it welcoming? Does it make you want to see the inside of the home? If not, now may be the time to increase your home’s appearance. These five curb appeal tips should do the trick:
Applying a fresh coat of paint, while expensive, is worth it! Consider repainting the exterior of your home to make it appear brand new. Or, if an entire paint job doesn’t fit in the budget, just focus on faded paint spots or updating outdated colors on the trim, shutter and doors. You’ll be surprised how much of a difference paint can make to your home’s curb appeal.
Cut back trees and shrubs so your home is completely visible. From here, start landscaping. Trim and prune your plants, incorporate seasonal flowers, add fresh mulch to your flower beds and cut your lawn. A well-kept, landscaped yard is appealing to home buyers – and, it photographs well!
Complete some regular home maintenance projects to the front yard. Clear the gutters and debris from the roof, power wash the walkways, driveway and siding, etc. Here is a look at a home maintenance checklist.
Just like the inside of your home, the outside should be clean and decluttered. With that in mind, all bikes, trash cans, toys and more should be stored away in the garage or a storage unit.
Outdoor Living Space
An outdoor living space is highly desirable to home buyers. Impress buyers with clean and staged patios, porches and decks. Also, apply a fresh coat of stain to worn decks.
With all of these tips complete, hire a professional photographer to take great photos that show off your home online. You’ll have home showings before you know it!
Are you considering selling your home? Give us a call today. Not only can we get your home sold, but we will also help you with pre-market preparations – like improving your home’s curb appeal!