Need to Sell Your House? Master the Magic of Curb Appeal

Sean Deminski, Realtor®
Sean Deminski, Realtor®
Published on August 27, 2018

Image Credit: Elevate Home Mortgage Group

When it comes to selling your home, you’ll want to find a buyer as soon as possible to prevent the property from sitting for too long on the market. If you’re going to attract more people to your home, it’s important to work on the curb appeal. By making a few improvements and upgrades, you’ll quickly discover the magic of curb appeal. Here are some surefire ways to improve the curb appeal of your property. 

Install a New Fence

A new fence that is installed in your yard will not only increase the privacy and security of your property but will also boost your home’s curb appeal. Choose a fence that complements the architecture and style of your home to ensure that it blends in well with the surroundings. If your home has shutters and vinyl siding, opt for a white picket fence that will look classic. Those who own a house that has Spanish Colonial architecture can select an iron fence.

Spruce Up the Landscaping

Spruce up your yard with some new landscaping. You could have your trees trimmed and your lawn mowed so it looks fresh and inviting. Plant some flowers in the flower beds to add color. If, despite your best efforts, your lawn doesn’t look very green, look into grass alternatives that may provide you with a simple way to get the look you want. According to Celebrity Greens, artificial grass is simple to maintain since you only need to rake up large debris and brush it every once in a while to keep it looking fresh. It stays green without any effort on your part.

Upgrade the Exterior

If you have an older home, then window replacement can help restore the look and function of your home.  In addition to giving your home a more polished appearance, new windows provide greater security and comfort, which will appeal to potential buyers. After installing new windows, choose a new paint color for the house. Select a color that will blend in well with the rest of the homes in the neighborhood.  You can also consider painting the front door with a pop of color to make it stand out on the building, which will look modern and trendy. Favorite shades for front doors include yellow, red, and black. 

Install New Address Numbers

One of the main features that will influence your home’s curb appeal is the address numbers that are installed, which determine how easily guests find your home, including potential buyers. Install new address numbers to update the home’s exterior and allow it to look new again. According to the DIY Networkyou can also consider installing a new mailbox, which is one of the first features that people see when visiting the property.

Dress Up the Porch

The porch should look welcoming and inviting, which will cause potential buyers to envision themselves living on the property due to the cozy style of the front yard. Adding a porch swing or some new outdoor furniture can set the right tone for buyers when they look at the rest of the house. You can also add a few potted plants for a touch of color near the front door of the home.

Understanding the magic of curb appeal will motivate you to enhance the quality of your home’s exterior. With the right features included, you’ll quickly find the right buyer when selling your home.

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