Creating Curb Appeal To Help Sell Your Home

creating curb appeal

Creating curb appeal when selling your home is very important.  Curb appeal is the way your home looks from the outside and gives a first impression to home buyers before they even step through the front door.  Adding curb appeal is your chance to win over potential buyers because if they don’t like what they see at first glance then they might not even give your home the chance it deserves.

Here are some ways to create curb appeal that are very easy and inexpensive:

Remove Clutter
Clean and remove anything in the yard that doesn’t add to the curb appeal such as kids’ toys, car parts, gardening tools, hoses etc.  You want the potential buyers to focus on your home and not the stuff in your yard.

Tidy Up Existing Landscaping
Cut the grass, weed the flower beds, and remove dead branches or leaves from your yard.  Cut back and trim overgrown bushes and trees.  Make sure you have a clean view of your home and nothing blocking it.

Add Landscaping
If you don’t currently have any landscaping then adding some landscape elements is very easy, inexpensive and will give your home great curb appeal.  Create some flower beds around the edge of your home and plant bright flowers, small trees, or bushes.  Finish the look by covering the dirt areas with colored mulch.  This will really give your home a manicured look and make it appeal to more buyers.

Paint Touch Ups
Put a fresh coat of paint on railings, trim, molding, etc.  Sometimes just giving these accent areas a fresh look can help the overall appearance of the home.

Front Door Makeover
The front door is usually the focal point of a home.  If this is the case with yours then make sure it is looking its best.  Clean and polish the hardware, give it a fresh coat of paint or stain, or completely replace it if need be.  Add a seasonal wreath for that final welcoming touch.

Power Wash
Power wash the front walks, driveways, or even the exterior of the house.  You’d be surprised at how new this will make your home look.

New Mailbox
If you have a mailbox on the street make sure it is looking great.  If it is old or rundown and it can’t easily be repaired then just spring for a new one.  A new detail like this will catch the eye of the home buyer.

Creating curb appeal for your home doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive.  Just pinpoint the areas that need work and use these tips to make improvements.  Your home will be wowing potential home buyers in no time!


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