You only get one chance to make a first impression, and this point is especially true when it comes time to sell your home. When buyers pull up beside your property for a showing, your curb appeal could make or break their decision to buy. Therefore, as you get your home ready for the market, pay special attention to how it looks from the outside.
Many of the areas homeowners can (and should) improve before selling are ones you might not expect, like your mailbox. If your mailbox has seen better days and looks like it’s about to fall over, it’s time to replace or repair it.
Your curb appeal could make or break a buyer’s decision to submit an offer.
Other ways to spruce up your curb appeal are a little more obvious, such as fixing up your flowerbeds. Pull all the weeds, plant new flowers, and add fresh mulch where needed. You should also trim any bushes, shrubs, and trees in your yard. This will not only make your home’s exterior look better, but it will also help to keep buyers from tripping on loose branches or running into overgrown greenery. The walkways and driveway should be clean, clear, and easy to navigate. Power washing these paths, as well as your front porch, is also a good idea.
Finally, don’t forget to touch up your front door. If the paint is chipped or faded, give it a fresh coat. And if the hardware, like the doorbell or doorknob, is rusty, loose, or otherwise in a state of disrepair, it may be time to replace it. To top it all off, knock down any cobwebs around your doorframe (and windows) with a broom.
By following these tips, your curb appeal is sure to shine. If you have any other questions or would like more information, feel free to give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you soon.