Smart sellers know the importance of curb appeal. As your prospective buyers pull up and before they step foot into your home, you want them to be amazed by the exterior. But realistically, you don’t want to paint your entire home or re-landscape the whole yard prior to selling your home. With these cheap and easy curb appeal tricks, you’ll be able to add value to your home and wow your prospective buyers.
- Paint the ugly bits
If you don’t have the time or money or your WHOLE house doesn’t need a paint job, an alternative is painting the pieces that need it. Most often the pieces that need the most work is the trim, mailbox, and other small areas. Also, put your brush to good use and cover up unsightly things like an electrical box or pipes that may be running up the exterior walls.
- Update the garage door
Your garage door is the main focal point of the exterior of your home. When deciding on a new garage door, think about the purpose of this space. If it is used for work, consider replacing the door with one that has windows to let in light. If your garage is mainly used for storage, consider getting an insulated one. But remember to clean and organize your garage because buyers will definitely be checking it out during their tour.
- Create a sitting area
A sure-fire way to increase the attractiveness of the outside of your home is by creating a sitting area on your front porch. You can create this by adding a few outdoor chairs with some cute outdoor pillows. This will help make your home look welcoming and friendly. You can save money by putting out weather-proof furniture you already have. If your porch is too small, adding a small bench will make all the difference.
- Hide the clutter
Nothing will decrease the attractiveness of your home faster than a home with clutter in the front. This includes garbage cans, recycling bins, compost bins, and air conditioners. you can hide long hoses in baskets or a large pot. Create a small fence to hide bins by joining prefab lattice together. If this sounds too much for you, try placing large potted plants or plant brushes in front to hide these items.
- Make it sparkle
Before you go out and repave your driveway or sidewalk, rent a power washer instead. You want the front of your home to be as clean and organized as possible because this will tell the prospective buyer that your home is well maintained.