Being in a sellers market means that good homes are going fast, usually at or above asking price. This is largely due to low inventory, as good homes are scarce, keeping competition for them – and listing prices – high. Bottom line: If you’ve been thinking about selling your home, now would be the time to do so. But before you put your home on the market, it pays to put some work into it to make it more appealing to potential buyers. And while it’s the interior that leads to the eventual offer, it’s the exterior that first has to entice the potential buyer and capture their interest.
With that said, here’s a look at five affordable and easy ways to give your home that needed curb appeal.
1. Purchase New House Numbers
A nice house number won’t just make it easier for potential buyers to find your home, but if done right it can greatly enhance your exterior. There are many different finishes and styles you can choose from, and they’re all fairly inexpensive.
2. Paint The Front Door
The front door is often the first thing people see when accessing your property. Painting it in a bold color can really help make it stand out. Choose a color that complements your homes facade and doesn’t clash with it.
3. Get a New Mailbox
This often overlooked element can have a significant impact on your homes curb appeal. And it shows potential buyers that you care about your home. Upgrading your mailbox doesn’t need to be an expensive undertaking you can actually purchase a nice new one for about $20. So if your home’s current mailbox is rusted, dented or just doesn’t complement the overall look of the house, buying and installing a new one certainly won’t break the bank.
4. Add Some Flower Boxes
Curb appeal doesn’t end at the curb, when potential buyers are first “introduced” to your home they’ll make their way to your front porch. And a bland porch can be quite uninviting. To liven up your porch purchase some flower boxes. Put these in the windows or along the bottom of the front porch, and be sure to pick out flowers that compliment the exterior of your home.
5. Pressure Wash Your Siding And Brick
Siding, especially siding that is light in color, can become dirty over time. It may even bleed its color onto any brick that is located below it. For about $50 you can rent a pressure washer and give your siding and brick a good thorough cleaning. The results will be welcomed by potential buyers.
Having lived in a home for years can make you blind to it’s faults however that won’t be the case for a potential buyer who is probably seeing it for the first time. Smaller details that you may overlook may be easily spotted by someone whose never seen your home before. The aim of curb appeal is to make your home inviting, and these tips will do exactly that. If you need additional information on some affordable ways to improve your homes curb appeal contact your trusted real estate professional today.