The old adage, “You never get a second chance to make a first impression”, rings especially true when it comes to selling your home. Enhancing your home’s curb appeal is one of the best ways to generate more potential buyers. Many exterior and landscaping projects are quicker and easier than interior updates. They also consistently bring back the highest return on investment. I specialize in the representation of homeowners from your community, and would like to provide you with some quick tips on how to turn the heads of potential buyers.
Sometimes all it takes to make your home look brand new is a fresh coat of paint. If you want to get an idea of how much it will cost, keep in mind that one gallon of paint will cover roughly 400 square feet of surface. On a smaller budget, use paint to update different aspects of your home’s exterior. Paint the front door, flowerboxes, and mailbox to accent your home’s color scheme.
Brighten Things Up
If you haven’t done it in a while, you’ll be amazed at the difference a pressure washing will make on your house, driveway, and sidewalk. Try adding some potted and hanging plants to the front entry and other areas of outdoor living space.
Lighten Things Up
Outdoor lighting can highlight all of your home’s best features! Uplights will enhance your home’s architectural details and accentuate special landscaping features. Walkway lights can be a relatively inexpensive way to make your home look warm and inviting in the evening. The right lighting can dramatically increase your home’s curb appeal, and also provide added security.
Your lawn will speak volumes to potential buyers. If they see you’ve taken meticulous care of the yard, they know you’re taking care of the house as well. Lay down fertilizer, prune trees and bushes, and add some fresh mulch to catch buyers’ attention.
All the Small Things
Sometimes the small details are the difference between a potential buyer liking your home and falling in love with it. Add a bench to your entryway. Make a brick or cobblestone path which leads to a flower bed. Inexpensive additions such as a brand new welcome mat or door knocker are nice final touches.
I am happy to enclose this complimentary report on sales activity in your community, and would like to help you sell your home, whether the right time is now or in the future. If you’d like more information on how to increase your home’s curb appeal, or any other topic regarding the sale of your home, I would love the opportunity to speak with you. If you require the services of a real estate professional in the future, please allow me to outline how I can exceed your greatest expectations.