Creating Curb Appeal and Improving your Home’s Façade for a Quick SalePosted on Sep 01, 2017
If you want to sell your Colorado home in less time, remember the new rule that web appeal is as important as curb appeal. Whether your real estate agent takes stunning photographs of the front façade of your home or potential buyers drive up to your home, the exterior has to shine. According to a recent article by vnews.com about selling at top price, it’s not wise to sink too much money into a home that will soon belong to someone else. At the same time, certain key improvements to the façade of your home increase buyer interest. In addition, spend time pressure washing the driveway and sidewalks, planting colorful flowers and native plants that don’t require a lot of maintenance but still look beautiful. A recent cost vs. value report by Remodeling Magazine points out which improvements boost curb appeal while giving you a good ROI (return on investment).
Starting with the front door
The front door is the focal point as people show up at your home for a home showing. If you don’t have a lot of money in your budget consider painting the front door blue. A University of Maryland study shows blue is a universal favorite color. If you can afford it, swap out the old front door with a decorative steel entry door with new hardware.
Matching the garage door
After selecting a style for the entryway door, consider whether you have the money in your budget for a matching garage door. If so, choose a modern or contemporary look. A good real estate agent knows the popular styles in your particular Colorado neighborhood. Experts say people who replace the garage door recoup 77 percent of the money, but it also draws more attention for a quick sale.
Other ways to boost curb appeal include hiring a contractor to install stone veneer. In Colorado, many buyers love the classic and natural appearance of stone. If you own a two-story home, consider hiring a professional so you don’t fall off a ladder. When painting the entire home, choose a neutral color that’s in the beige and gray. Some interior designers call the color, “greige,” because it’s a mix of gray and beige. Homes with light gray and beige sold for almost $3,500 more, according to a Zillow report.
At Team Lassen, we keep our clients updated on the latest Colorado real estate market trends. Talk to us about tips for improving your curb appeal before listing. For more advice on selling Colorado real estate, please contact us.