Curb appeal, the overall attractiveness of your home from the street, is an important factor if you are selling your home. Many buyers associate the condition of the home's exterior with the condition of the interior. In fact, studies show that if the curb appeal of a home is unattractive some buyers won't even take the time to look at the inside of the home.
Can you blame them?
It is standard real estate practice to use an exterior picture of your home as the main marketing picture. This means that it will not only be the first thing that a buyer sees when touring your home, but it is also the first thing they see when looking online.
So, what can you do to prepare your home for sale and boost its' curb appeal?
Don't worry, you do not have to spend a fortune to make your home's curb appeal pop. Here are a few quick, easy and affordable ways to improve your home's curb appeal.
1. Update Your House Numbers
Throw out your old, wood house numbers and upgrade to shiny, new metal ones. Give your entry a rustic feel by attaching them to faded wood.
2. Upgrade or Paint The Front Door
Make your front door the statement piece of your exterior by painting it a bold color. Supplement the color by adding plants and season decorations.
3. Pressure Wash
Remove built up dirt, moss and other unappealing things from the face of your home.
- Brick and Mortar: Saturate the brick with a gentle, low-pressure spray to keep detergent from soaking in. Then, stand away from the surface and work upward.
- Siding: Keep the spray away from gaps and around doors and window. If you have overlapping panels, start with the top panel, then move to the one underneath.
- Stucco: To protect the texture, keep the nozzle at least 24 inches from the surface and hold the spray so it hits the stucco at a 40-degree angle.
4. Replace Light Fixtures
Exterior lights increase your home's appearance, but they are also very functional. Bright exterior lights, and motion detection lights add a layer of security to your home.
Whether it's adding a brick walkway, spreading new beauty bark or planting flowers, a clean, well-groomed yard can make a huge difference in improving your home's curb appeal.
If you are considering selling your home, contact us.