If you’re listing your property for sale, you hope to get a good price for your home and to sell quickly. There’s always more you can do to improve curb appeal, which is an important step to attracting interest. From changing the landscaping to repainting your home, focusing on improvements will help your home appeal to potential buyers.
Easy Ways to Improve Your Home’s Curb Appeal
Improving curb appeal can be as simple as repainting the front door or as extensive as installing new siding. Read on for more ideas to upgrade your home’s exterior.
1. To Improve Visual Appeal, Pressure Wash the Outside of Your Home
Cleaning the exterior of your home makes it look fresh and new. Most pressure washing service providers charge about 20 cents per square foot, but it is well worth the price. With a good pressure wash, your home’s driveway, sidewalks, and entryways will look clean and well-kept.
2. Give Your Front Door a New Look
Add a fresh coat of paint and replace your front door’s hardware to give your entryway an entirely new feel. There’s nothing quite like a bold door color to boost your home’s curb appeal. Colors like red, gray, black, or brown are a great way to give your home a more traditional look. To make your house stand out, opt for a brighter color.
3. Replace the Address Numbers
Dingy or unclear address numbers make the property less attractive. To improve curb appeal, do a thorough cleaning of your house numbers. If you’re looking to go the extra mile, replace your numbers with a new style that adds to the visual appeal.
4. Take Care of the Lawn to Improve Curb Appeal
Green grass makes a house more enticing. If your lawn isn’t as green or lush as it could be, give it extra attention before listing your home. Focus on cultivating a healthy yard to show that your property is well-maintained.
Examine the rest of your landscaping and look for ways to improve it. With well-placed plants and flowers in the front yard, your house will appear more inviting and friendly.
5. Change Your Window Treatments
While your window treatments are primarily seen from the inside of the home, they can also impact curb appeal. Choose window treatments like blinds, curtains, and shutters that are attractive from outside of the home. When viewed from the street, matching window treatments help create uniformity throughout the house.
Spot On Inspection provides pre-listing inspections in Houston and the surrounding area. Contact us to schedule an appointment before listing your home. We’ll help you find areas to improve before putting your property on the market so you’ll get the best value for your home.