Most homeowners looking to sell their homes focus on improvements and upgrades on the house’s structure and indoor amenities. While those things are indeed essential, one must never forget that the first thing potential buyers see when driving up or by your home is the curb. Forgetting to improve your home’s curb appeal is a cardinal sin you don’t want to make if you ever want the selling price to match your ideal asking price.
Here are some of the best ways you can entice potential homebuyers to come to check out the rest of the house with just one glance:
Give Your Backyard Fresh Life
There are a lot of small changes you can do to breathe new life into your backyard. A functional, relaxing backyard is a real head-turner and has the ability to show prospects the kind of life they’d be enjoying if they choose to buy your property.
A couple of visual enhancements like a large outdoor rug or a draped outdoor bed can make all the difference in the world. Make sure there’s something in it to enjoy for every single member of the family.
Get A New Roof
A well-kept roof is usually a sign of a house that’s been well taken care of. Curling or missing shingles are a no-no, so make sure you call for a new roof installation long before you put up that ‘For Sale’ sign.
Even if the roof does not show any apparent signs of neglect, it still needs refurbishment if it’s at least 20 years old. Any smart prospective buyer would be keen on asking about the roof because they know it’s an essential part of the home that keeps everything else — including the family who will live in it – safe and secure.
Manicure The Lawn
Having a well-manicured lawn is something to be proud of and something that will catch the eye of anyone who might be looking to settle into a new home. Don’t freak out in case you’ve let the lawn go in recent years — all it takes is less than a week and patience longer to restore your lawn to its original glorious state.
Plant Colorful Perennials
Just like the smell of baked cookies, the sight of fresh, colorful flowers gives the impression that the property is well-loved. It makes the house look livelier and brighter. It also gives families an idea of things they can enjoy doing if they end up buying your home.
Build An Outdoor Living Space
An outdoor dining area or lounge space has the same effect of planting a nice image in a potential buyer’s head as to the kind of comforts awaiting them in your property. It may be a simple dining set in a covered area on your balcony or even just an oversized rug set on a shaded area in the lawn — make sure to provide them with options in terms of enjoying the house and the neighborhood sights al fresco.
Repaint The House
As mentioned earlier, a splash of color can make all the difference in the world. But even if your house’s exterior walls are painted white or beige, a fresh coat would still give the impression that the house is much younger than it actually is. Make sure you finish repainting before the first of your prospects troop in for an ocular — you want to give them the visual treat of freshly painted walls without the nauseating smell of it, for sure.
Get A Quality Real Estate Sign
Finally, the last step in improving your home’s curb appeal before finally selling it is not skimping on your real estate signage. A hand-painted mailbox may have its appeal, but you have to go absolutely professional with your real estate signage. Make sure it catches eyes and keeps onlookers wondering what other visual treats can be found inside your house.
These are seven curb upgrades that might cost a pretty penny if done all at once, but you will soon find it all worth it when buyers are stumped trying to think of faults that could probably pull your asking price lower.