Curb appeal is what will draw buyers inside your home. If it looks terrible on the outside, but gorgeous on the inside, you’ve already lost potential buyers. They may not even
come inside to look. Lack of curb appeal may give buyers
the impression you haven’t cared for your home or that the inside will look just like the outside. You can do many of the tasks below yourself if you’re on a limited budget. Spending a little on the outside up front will bring you a higher sales price in the end.
Here are some easy steps to make people STOP THE CAR!
- Edge garden beds with a natural curve using a straight shovel to create a clean line
- Fill in garden plantings with low maintenance plants that are fit for your light conditions.
- Plant annuals or nicely placed pots to add a pop of color.
- Remove dead shrubs or trees. Prune existing plantings.
- Spread fresh, dark colored mulch. Skip the artificially colored mulch!
- Hire a painter to deal with any chipping or peeling paint, including fence lines. Crisp,
- Paint your front door a fun color that works with your main home color.
- Use symmetry when deciding what to put where.
- Fix cracked sidewalks or driveways. Consider stamped
- Boost lawn by hiring a company to weed, fertilize, aerate
- Use a weed whacker on lawn edges to create a crisp, clean
- Fix any leaning fences or broken gates.
- Power wash any decking or wood fence lines to give them
- Put up new house numbers and make sure they are level, straight and evenly spaced.
- Buy a new door mat.
- Have your windows cleaned.
- Take note of your roof’s condition. It may need a cleaning or a replacement may need to
- Sweep away cobwebs and debris on front porch and around doors and windows.
- Look at what potential buyers see through your windows. Try to have uniform window
- Consider a new mailbox if yours is older and dated.
- Consider a new light fixture.
- Keep front yard tidy and picked up.
- Ask your neighbors and friends of their impressions of your house. Take their advice! A