Rock it from the CURB with these 6 Affordable tips!
When buyers come to see your home, the first thing they notice is how your property looks from the curb. That first impression is powerful and lingering. If buyers don’t like what they see, it can influence how they judge the rest of your property, regardless of how great it looks on the inside.
You definitely want to do whatever you can to boost curb appeal. Here are six affordable ideas to consider:
Affordable tips #1: Driveway Sealing
Driveway sealing makes the pavement look darker and less faded. It also helps cover up some of the cracks. Sealing won’t give you the “brand new” look of repaving, but it’s close — and significantly less expensive.
Affordable tips #2: Exterior Window Washing
Exterior window washing the front windows makes them look clean and bright. In fact, the effect can be stunning. There are window washing products that connect to your hose to make this job easier. Check your home improvement retailer.
Affordable tips #3: Maintaining Your Shrubs, hedges and Flower beds
Maintaining shrubs, hedges and flower beds is so important!Trimming the hedges, shrubs and other evergreens can make a big difference in how your property looks from the street. It’s like giving them all a haircut! Flowering plants can also brighten up the look so add a planter pot, hanging baskets or if its winter make a winter arrangement on your front steps!
Affordable tips #4: Paint Your Front Door
Front door painting or even just cleaning can have a huge impact when a potential buyer steps up to your entryway. From the curb, a buyer’s eye is naturally drawn to your front door. If your entry system looks old and worn, consider a fresh coat of paint. If it is in good condition but just has scuff marks or dirty marks then get out the cleaning products and make it shine! It can make the entrance look almost new.
Affordable tips #5: Freshen Up Your Garage Door
Garage door painting is a bigger project that can take a day or two, but the effort might be worth it. For many homes, the garage door is the biggest item in the curb appeal panorama. Making it look better will have a big impact.
#6: Remove Unsightly Items
Removing unsightly items can change a persons entire perception upon arrival. Look at your home from the street. Are there items in your field of vision that take away from the curb appeal? For example, are there garbage cans and other items stowed along the side of the property and visible from the road? If so, move them. We coach to clear clutter inside the home however it is just as important to clear the clutter in the yard…both front and back yard!
Affordable tips BONUS: Use the Season to Enhance Your Front Entrance
Seasonal front entrance décor is a fabulous way to create a home feel that speaks to potential buyers. Use plants, potted trees, and flowers if the season is right to pop some colour into your front entrance. A seasonal wreath or hanging on the front door will invite the eyes which is what you want when selling your home so take a few extra dollars from the budget to draw attention to your home…you won’t be sorry!
If you’re selling your home, making the best first impression is crucial. You don’t want buyers to drive by simply because they don’t like what they see from the outside. Use these tips to boost your home’s curb appeal. As your Realtor®, I can help you get things ready both from the outside and the inside to ensure your home is ready for the market! CONTACT ME!