First impressions are important, especially when it comes to real estate. It can be easy to get caught up in preparing the inside of your home, but don’t forget the outside! The first thing a potential buyer will see is the exterior of your home. The condition of the outside can heavily influence if they want to step inside or not. The Realty Group Team has prepared this guide to help you make a lasting first impression and wow potential buyers.
What is Curb Appeal?
Curb Appeal is the attractiveness of a property when viewed from the street. Factors such as landscaping, cleanliness, paint, and fixtures heavily influence curb appeal.
What Can I Do to Improve My Curb Appeal?
Luckily, there are many inexpensive options to improve the outside appearance of your home. Here are just a few:
Mow the Grass and Landscape
You don’t necessarily need to hire a professional landscaper. First, look at the overall health of your lawn and determine what you can fix to improve its appearance. Consider planting seed and watering your grass if you have sparse or dry areas. A quick trim of your bushes and new layer of mulch can also give a refresh to your lawn.
Clean the Exterior
When’s the last time you cleaned the exterior of your property? Some people never do. The outside of your house accumulates a lot of dirt, pollen, and other debris. You may be surprised to see how much comes off when you power wash it! You can rent a power washer or hire a professional to help.
Is the paint on your home fading? This could be because of low paint quality, sun exposure, and harsh weather conditions. A fresh coat of paint will help brighten the outside of your home. You don’t have to paint the whole house either – pick a few key areas and see how much of an impact it makes!
House numbers, lights, and mailboxes are a few fixtures that can be updated rather inexpensively.
These are just a few suggestions to spruce up the outside of your home! If you are looking to sell, now is the time! Call or text Teresa Grant at (434) 546-3202 for a free market analysis and see what you can do to get the most out of your property.