The outside of your home is the first thing potential buyers will see as they drive up to your residential property. Before putting your property on the residential market, think about sprucing up the outside of your home to make potential homebuyers feel more welcome. So where should you start? Let’s check out some curb appeal tips!
Lawn and Garden
The first step to good curb appeal is to take care of your lawn and garden. A neatly manicured lawn means that you have taken good care of your home while an unkempt lawn and garden suggests you haven’t bothered to take care of anything over the years. Make the best first impression possible with a clean garden and lawn. Spend an afternoon raking the leaves, moving the lawn, and planting flowers to make your home more presentable to potential buyers. When planting your garden make sure to keep an eye on empty spots. Plants should be placed so they do not cover the home but enhance it. Lay fresh mulch on the plant bed to inhibit potential weeds and to hold in the moisture. If you are not able to take care of these, hire a landscaping company to visit your home once every two weeks to maintain the lawn and garden.
Cleaning the Outside
Now that your lawn and garden are cleaned up nicely, it is time to clean the outside of your home. If you own a power or pressure washer, now is the time to put it to good use. If you do not own one, rent one from your local home improvement store. Wash the driveway, paying attention to stains as well as any chipping in the asphalt. Next turn the nozzle onto the garage door, fencing, and walkways. These areas can become built up with dirt and grime over the seasons and should be cleaned.
There are many different projects you should take care of around your residential property before listing it for sale. Make sure you aren’t overlooking the first thing your buyers will see: your front yard. Curb appeal is one of the fastest ways of selling your home and should not be underestimated! For more information on selling tips or for help selling your home, call Simply Referable today!
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