Curb Appeal Tips
According to Keller Williams research, sellers who enhanced curb appeal sold their house seven days faster than those who didn’t. Just trimming the trees and bushes could separate your house from the competition, and get your home sold faster and for more money. Here are 8 tips to improve your curb appeal! If you’re thinking about selling your home, use this free tool to calculate what your home is worth and contact Ana Moniz if you have any questions about listing your home.
1) Keep Trash Bins and Air Conditioners Hidden
Ugly trash bins and clunky air condition units can be an eyesore for potential buyers and drag down your curb appeal. There are plenty of ways to hide or disguise these yard blemishes.
2) Clean Your Windows and Open Your Curtains
If you don’t have the time to do the work yourself, hiring professional windows cleaners will be worth your money. Glimmering windows make a big difference in curb appeal, and open blinds and curtains look nicer and more inviting from the street. A bonus is that your house will be brighter inside, which will appeal to potential buyers.
3) Mailbox Makeover
Making a good first impression is crucial when selling a home, and a mailbox should compliment a house’s personality. Nothing looks worse than pulling into a driveway and seeing a rotting wooden post with a rusty mailbox on top. Make sure to paint your post and dress up your mailbox!
4) Replace Old Hardware
Updating simple hardware such as door handles, locks, address numbers, or light fixtures can had subtle accents to your home.
5) Paint Your House
Rotting wood, decaying paint, and faded colors can drastically decrease the attractiveness of your home to a potential buyer. Getting a fresh paint job is well worth it if your home is on the market.
6) Manicure Your Yard
Perhaps the most obvious and most important piece of advice to boost curb appeal is to take care of your yard. Always make sure your lawn is mowed and cover any dead spots with decorative plants or yard fixtures. Edging your lawn around walkways and your driveway make a clean appearance and sets the tone for your home. Lastly, make sure gardens are weeded and bushes are trimmed.
7) Pressure Wash
You’ll be amazed at the difference in color after pressure washing. A good wash will make your bricks, vinyl, decks, or concrete look brand new!
8) Put Clutter Away
Make sure any yard clutter is cleaned up and stored out of sight, such as wheel-barrels, dog toys, sprinklers, or anything else laying outside. This will make your yard look bigger, cleaner, and more appealing to potential buyers trying to envision themselves living in your home.