If you’re selling your home, take time to spruce up the exterior. In the age of virtual home shopping, the first picture of your house can be the “make or break” moment when people decide to schedule a showing.
Start with landscaping. Making sure your front lawn looks clean, well-kept, and low maintenance signals to potential buyers that your home is well cared for and won’t require a bunch of upkeep. In fact, a 2019 HomeLight study found that lawn maintenance and fresh mulch both resulted in resale value, while “high-end” landscaping had a negative impact.
Focus on the front door. It’s a small detail, but the front door is a symbol of welcome and hospitality. If yours is chipped, dirty, or otherwise unappealing, potential buyers will notice. Consider a fresh coat of paint to make it stand out!
Make it sparkle and shine! Your driveway, walkway, and windows give potential buyers a preview of what to expect inside. Make sure these spaces are clean and uncluttered. Use a power washer to get rid of dirt and spots, clean the inside and outside of your windows, and keep an eye out for any debris that might blow into your yard.
You don’t need to spend a ton of money to increase your home’s curb appeal. Increasing your home’s curb appeal can have a major impact on your selling experience.