Boosting Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Curb appeal

If you’re getting ready to sell your home, it’s a great idea to step back and take an honest look at your curb appeal.  What would buyers see if they drove up to your home?  First impressions are lasting impressions.  If buyers see paint peeling, a crack in a window or an unkempt yard, they are likely to speculate that there are other, more substantial things wrong with the home.  That first impression can make all the difference in the amount of money a buyer is willing to offer, or if they’re even willing to make an offer!

Here are some suggestions to enhance the curb appeal of your home:

  • Mow the lawn, clean up the yard, and prune the shrubs
  • Scrub or paint the front porch and door
  • Check porch/deck and hand railings to ensure they are secure
  • Wash the windows to make them sparkle
  • Pick up and put away toys and bikes
  • Check that outdoor furniture is in good repair, or store it away
  • Add charm with pots of flowers
  • Repair and paint/stain the fence, if necessary
  • Repair the roof, gutters and downspouts as necessary

You might even consider paying a home inspector to do a pre-listing inspection on your home so you can find out any issues a potential buyer will find and correct them at your leisure.  When in doubt, contact us!  We’d be happy to give you an honest evaluation of what’s needed to sell your home quickly and for top dollar!