Sell your Home Fast - 10 Effective Tips to Boost Curb Appeal

Sell Your Home! 10 Fast and Easy Tips to Boost Your Curb Appeal

You may not be able to tell a book by its cover, but you can certainly tell a lot about a house from its exterior. That’s why curb appeal matters so much when selling your home. Homes with higher curb appeal always sell faster and at better prices than homes that look shabby or dull from the street. With these 10 simple steps, you can improve your home’s value and increase your chances of selling it quickly and easily.
 
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Makeover Your Front Porch

Simply adding a few potted and/or hanging plants and some welcoming outdoor furniture can do amazing things for your porch. The right staging will make your potential buyers want to sit down, relax, and never leave, but an empty porch (or, worse, one with dying plants and/or furniture in poor condition) can be really unwelcoming and foreboding.

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Paint the Front Door

You can also breathe new life into your home’s façade by giving your front door a new, glossy coat of paint. Choose a color that complements the color of your home’s exterior. A white or gray house with black or slate colored shutters can look absolutely amazing with a bright red door, and cottage-style houses look adorable and inviting with country-blue front doors.

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How’s Your Doorbell?

As they approach your house, your prospective buyers are going to be paying attention to every detail, so show them that you’ve done the same by installing an attractive looking (and sounding) doorbell, a stylish knocker, and a beautiful doorknob, too. These improvements are minor and inexpensive, but they can make a big difference in a buyer’s first impression of your home.

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Make It Squeaky Clean

Buy or rent a pressure washer, and give your home’s façade a good, deep cleaning. Washing off old dust, debris, and mildew from your siding, shutters, and roof will make even the oldest home look sparklingly clean and new.

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Clean & Clear Your Front Path

While you’re at it, make sure that you pressure-wash your front path and sidewalk, too. Then get the edger out and make sure that your lawn doesn’t encroach on the path to your front door. Your house will look manicured and gorgeous as your potential buyers approach.

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Say Goodbye to Weeds

Now, you don’t have to have an award-winning flower garden or an incredibly high-maintenance lawn, but a little bit of attention to detail can go a long way here, too. Make sure that your grass is mowed and that you’ve gotten rid of any weeds along your hedges, flower beds, and along the side of your house.

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Trim Your Trees and Hedges

For a beautiful finishing touch to your front yard, make sure that all of your trees, hedges, and/or shrubbery are all attractively trimmed. This shows that you care about the appearance of your house and it gives the impression that you stay on top of maintenance and repairs, as well.

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Get Your Clutter out of Sight

You might ordinarily let your kids leave their bikes and toys in the yard, or you might leave the lawnmower out when you finish mowing the grass. Don’t do this when you’re trying to sell your home. Make sure that all of the clutter that you might otherwise leave out is safely stored away from sight.

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Revitalize your Garage Door

If it faces the street, it can have a huge impact on your curb appeal, so either go ahead and replace it with a newer, more attractive door, or make sure that it has a fresh coat of paint to give it a bit of a facelift. Also, make sure that your garage door opens and shuts smoothly and that your garage door opener is working properly.

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Pay Attention to the Back Patio  

Finally, take a look at your back patio. A new stain or coat of paint on a wooden patio can give it a whole new lease on life, and new furniture can help buyers picture themselves relaxing and enjoying a sunny afternoon on the patio at their new home. For more help getting the best price for your home and selling it as quickly as possible, please don’t hesitate to call us today. We’d love to help you sell your home!

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