How does your home look to people who are passing by or visiting? Not many people take stock of how the outside of their home looks to others, but for people looking to sell their home, boosting the curb appeal can help them increase the value and make sure they get more interested parties to sell the house faster.
What exactly is curb appeal? Curb appeal is how your house looks from the outside. In many cases, people will make their first impressions about your house from its looks on the exterior. You can have the most stunning home inside, but people may not want to look inside if it looks a bit shabby and unloved from the street.
It is pretty easy to improve the curb appeal of your home, and most of the time, you can do it relatively cheaply too.
Fix your Fence
And your gate too. Take yourself outside and look at your fence and gate from the outside if you have one. It can be something as simple as a fresh coat of paint to make it look more appealing or getting those small fixes done you have been putting off. The nicer your fence looks, the better the first impression of your home will be. If you don’t have a fence, now coud be the perfect time to arrange a fence installation to complete your home.
Mow your Lawn
Overgrown, unkempt lawns can be a huge distraction from the outside. Neaten up the edges next to the driveway or the road, and make sure that your lawn looks fresh and inviting when your house goes up for sale. Your lawn looks fresh and inviting and makes your house look tidy inside and out.
If you have decking or a driveway and/or garage, giving them a good clean will instantly make them look better. Over time the outside of our homes will become dirty from pollution and external ailments, and weather conditions. Simply giving it a good clean, preferably with a jet wash, can help you wash away some of the build-ups and restore your property to its former glory.
Colour will always attract people’s attention. Be it via beautifully pruned bedding plants or hanging baskets, a brightly coloured front door or garage or even ornaments or plant pots along your pathway. Adding some colour can instantly change the appearance of an otherwise dull space and really perk up your curb appeal/
If you have items outside your home that have been put there to get rid of or because they don’t work, now is the time to remove them finally. Ensure the outside area at the front of your home is clear and remove abandoned toys or bikes etc., and put them inside a garage or at the back of your property. A messy home can have a negative impact on sellers, and this includes your outside space too.
While it may seem like a lot of effort if you are moving to invest in how your home looks to prospective buyers, just a few small jobs can instantly transform your home looks and help you maximise your selling potential.