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How to Sell Your House Faster by Improving Its Curb Appeal

Posted by Erica Rivera on Sunday, November 10th, 2019 at 12:30pm


How To Sell Your House Faster By Improving Its Curb Appeal

If you're preparing to sell your home, curb appeal should be a priority. When someone is walking by or coming to your open house, the outside of your home is the first thing they will see. If there is no curb appeal, potential buyers may never even set foot in your home. Instead of ignoring your home's outdoor appearance, consider making some budget-friendly changes that can add appeal and add value to your home. 

1. LANDSCAPE YOUR WALKWAY - Create a smooth transition from the street to your front door. A clear path will allow the buyer's eye to look straight to your home rather than concentrating on unkept landscaping. Clean your walkway and create a pathway of florals and plants close to the road and by your front door. 

2. HANG A WREATH - Adding a wreath to your front door is a simple way to make your home look more welcoming. Consider a Do-It-Yourself wreath that is easy to create and cost-friendly. 

3. TREAT YOUR LAWN BETTER - Consistent upkeep is the best way to save money when it comes to your front lawn. You should apply a weed-killing treatment along with the necessary nutrients on a regular basis to ensure a green and beautiful lawn. 

4. ADD PORCH APPEAL - If you have a front porch, add simple and affordable patio furniture. This can create an inviting space that will make potential buyers picture themselves sitting there! 

5. CONSIDER COLOR ACCENTS - If your door or shutter needs  fresh paint job, consider finding an accent color that will help your house pop. It doesn't have to be extreme, just enough to catch the eye of a potential buyer. Be sure to test your paint color alongside your siding, brick, or stucco before fully committing to that particular color. 

6. RESTORE YOUR DRIVEWAY - Your driveway can be a major eyesore if it isn't taken care of. Fill any holes or cracks in your asphalt or concrete. Be sure to power was your driveway to remove oil stains. A driveway that looks new is sure to help your curb appeal. 

7. POWER WASH YOUR HOME - Sometimes, all your home needs is a good cleaning. If you don't own a power washer, rent one from your local home improvement store and take a weekend to power wash the entire exterior of your home. Even if your home is relatively new, a deep cleaning can make it look like a brand new home! 

Remember! You only have one chance to make a good first impression with buyers coming to see your newly listed home. There are many basic, easy, and inexpensive ways to this. The front of the home is the first thing a persons' eyes will gravitate to, so it's important to make sure it looks great! 

Do you have other easy, effective, and inexpensive ways to add curb appeal to your home? Please share your ideas below! Thank you for visiting my page! 

Erica Rivera, REALTOR®

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