HERE ARE THE BEST CURB APPEAL BOOSTERS IF YOU ARE SELLING YOUR HOME

Dated: 10/11/2018

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If you’re thinking about puttingyour home on the market, taking the time to make sure your home looks greatboth inside and outside will help increase its value. Most homeowners spend alot of time and money working on the interior of their home but often timesneglect the outside.  First impressionsare everything, especially when it comes to selling your home.  You want the exterior of your home to makethe buyer want to see more! The best way to make that happen is by increasingyour home’s curb appeal.

So, what is curb appeal?  Curb appeal is the attractiveness of a homefor sale and it’s surroundings when viewed from the street.  The biggest factors in curb appeal are thefront entrance, the landscaping, the roof and the condition of the paint andsiding.  Here are some ways to enhancethose factors:

The Front Entrance

The entrance of your home is thefirst thing the potential buyer is going to notice, and it plays an essentialrole in your home’s curb appeal. The good news is, making a few small changes cansignificantly improve the way the entrance of your home looks, and can easilyincrease its curb appeal. When trying to increase your home’s curb appeal it isimportant to start small, since many times, making small changes help tocomplete the big picture, and can improve the appearance of your home. Repairor replace a fence that’s faded or rusted. Replace an old mailbox or add somenew sconces to improve the lighting of your home. Put a fresh coat of paint onthe front door and trim and add a cheery new welcome mat.  New house numbers make a big difference aswell as pressure washing the driveway and walkway up to the home.

Landscaping

Having a well-manicured frontlawn, pruned shrubs and fresh mulch can do wonders to increase the curb appealof your home. You can also create a crisp edge for your garden beds by cuttingaway weeds and invasive vines to give a rich feel to your front yard. You canglam up the yard by including flowers that will add a splash of color to yourflowerbed and will help attract potential buyers. If the garden or porch allowsit, add some outdoor furniture to increase the living space of your home.

The Roof

The first red flag that goes upin the mind of the potential buyer is when the roof of a home is in bad shape.Missing or faded shingles is one of the first things a person notices about theproperty they are considering to buy. If your roof looks bad consider gettingit repaired and/or cleaned.

Give the Exterior Walls a Fresh Coat of Paint

Painting the exterior of yourhome isn’t exactly low-budget, but if it helps, then making the investment willhelp increase the curb appeal of your home. Just make sure to use a neutralpalette. You can go online or take a walk around the neighborhood to find thecolors that will suit your home.

If you can’t afford to paint theexterior of your home, or it doesn’t need painting, then you can still add somepop to the exterior of your home by painting the window trim in an accentcolor. While you’re at it, make sure the door knob on the front door is new andworking. Replace dated light fixtures with new ones to update the exterior ofyour home.

Ending Note

One of the best ways to decidewhat needs to be improved on your home is asking a friend or relative to cometake a look at it.  A new set of eyes canmake you aware of concerns you might have overlooked.  An experience real estate agent can also helpyou decide what’s important to update or freshen up. The Bunch Team can helpyou with these decisions and help you present your home in the best imagepossible.

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