Tips to Improve Your Home's Curb AppealPosted on Jan 15, 2020
When it comes to selling your home, first impressions are everything. Based on widely known statistics, over fifty percent of homebuyers will stop by a home they’ve viewed and liked online. The first thing that potential buyers will see when they stop by is the home’s exterior - which includes the yard, entryway, driveway, and sidewalk. Each of these elements should serve as a perfect description of what’s to come when buyers enter the home for the very first time. Listed below are a few ways to wow homebuyers immediately with the stature of your home’s curb appeal.
Plant Some Color
One of the simplest ways to brighten up the exterior of your home for a more eye-catching appeal is to plant elegant and clean flowers and greenery. Even in the chillier months, this tip can be implemented by planting greenery that is always in bloom, or purchasing realistic artificial plants! In doing this, you may also consider sprucing up porch containers, window boxes, and front beds with colorful flowers or easy-to-maintain succulents for an instant lift to the front of your home. The more authentic and colorful the displays are, the better!
Add a New Coat of Paint or Polish
Paint is a phenomenal way to easily spruce up the front exterior of your home. Painting the front door, shutters, and trim with a new and modern color can be exactly what a home needs to look polished and renewed, especially if it is older with outdated elements. Other clever ways to fix up a home could be replacing or repainting the mailbox (within city guidelines), updating the porch light, or purchasing a fresh welcome mat.
Making your home look extremely welcoming is the biggest goal for a home’s curb appeal, and having your curtains and blinds closed is the exact opposite way to achieve this. Opening the shutters, blinds, and curtains allows brightness into the home - which typically means it will sell faster. Open curtains look more elegant, clean, and inviting from outside. A uniform look along all of the window treatments is sure to impress.
Don’t allow the process of selling your home become more frustrating or intimidating than it has to be. Utilizing a few simple ways to update your curb appeal could be exactly what you need to close fast. If you are interested in learning more tips and tricks regarding your home’s curb appeal, get in touch with one of our agents today!