The first impression of your home says a lot to prospective home buyers. The appeal of the home as seen from the street is known as curb appeal, and if your home doesn’t have solid curb appeal, it could be stuck on the market for weeks and even months. You don’t have to transform the exterior and landscaping of your home to sell it, but there are simple things you can do to make your home more appetizing for potential home buyers. Let’s look at three things you can do to burst curb appeal and get your home sold.
Boost the Curb Appeal of Your Colorado Home with These 3 Tips
Spruce Up the Landscaping
You don’t have to do an entire landscaping project for potential home buyers, but you should spruce some things up. Make sure your lawn is edged and mowed, and that any trees, shrubs, and other plants are at the least trimmed. Remove any eye sores like dying plants and feel free to add a few flowers. Your lawn is your home’s welcome mat after all.
Paint the Front Door
Nothing says “don’t buy me” like a dingy front door. Always repaint your home’s front door before putting the home on the market. If any other parts of the front façade are needed in of a touchup, like trim and siding, try to get those as well. You want the front of your home to be bright and clean for prospective home buyers.
Take Care of Aged or Busted Driveways and Sidewalks
You won’t make a good first impression if home buyers pull in to a busted or sunken driveway. You don’t have to replace your entire driveway or front sidewalk, but you should take care of busted up areas. If a portion of your driveway or sidewalk has sunk into the ground, consider mudjacking as a quick and not too expensive fix to prop things back up.
If you spruce up your home’s landscaping, paint the front door and trim, and fix up any busted or sunken spots in your driveway or front sidewalk, you can transform your home’s curb appeal without doing too much work. Always talk to your realtor about other ways to boost your home’s curb appeal for prospective home buyers.