In many instances, when preparing to sell, a homeowner will focus on their home’s interior. They will update their kitchen or replace the fixtures in the bathroom. These home improvements are important, but by the time a prospective buyer walks into your house, it may be too late. If you want to sell your home faster and for the most money, you need to start with improving your property’s curb appeal.
When it comes to home sales, you will never get a second chance to make a first impression. A prospective buyer’s opinion is shaped the moment they drive up to your house. While a home’s exterior is not all that exciting compared to a fully updated and modern kitchen, it is very important. At the very least, you should not create a negative feeling or reaction.
Your curb appeal begins with the look of your grass, trees, shrubs, and the overall landscaping. If you have trees with dead limbs and haggard shrubs, they can set a negative perception. Once that bad feeling is created, it is very hard to come back from. However, there are many easy fixes that can help.
Remove dead branches from trees, update the shrubs, and add mulch. Place plants on the front patio and flowers in the garden. If the lawn is old and patchy, you can either start new seed a few months before you are ready to sell or lay down sod.
Small investments will pay big returns. Consider power washing the house and driveway. If your roof has black streaks, it is likely mold growth and will need a special chemical wash. Replace your old mailbox and consider painting around doors and windows. If before the prospective buyer walks in, they perceive your house as a home, you are halfway to a sale.
Do you need more information? What haven’t we covered yet that is important to you? If you would like to talk about creating curb appeal to help sell your home, or a related topic, please contact us.
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