Perfect Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Feb 2, 2017

They say never judge a book by its cover – but whoever says that has clearly never tried to sell a home. The truth is the appearance of the outside of your home matters just as much, if not more, as what’s on the inside.

A good first impression is powerful. An ugly exterior and unmaintained landscape can set a bad first impression with potential homebuyers and ruin your chance of a sale. Here are some easy ways you can improve your home’s curb appeal:

Apply a Fresh Coat of Paint

A fresh coat of paint will make the outside of your house look as good as new. The same goes for your interiors. Be sure to stick to neutral paint colors to enhance the flow of each room and help other home features stand out. You may love your electric blue bedroom walls, but chances are potential buyers won’t.

Incorporate Pops of Color

Just because it isn't a good idea to paint your entire exterior bright purple doesn’t mean you have to rule out color all together. Pops of color here and there add personality to your property. Try mixing it up by adding a vibrant doormat or mailbox.

Plant Some Greenery

When it comes to enhancing your curb appeal, a little bit of greenery can go a long way. Plant flowers along your walkway or add some hanging plants or window boxes to your front porch for instant beauty.

Pave Pathways

There’s nothing like a beautiful, well-maintained pathway to lead potential buyers to your home. Make sure your front walk and driveway surfaces are weed, crack, and pothole-free – you don’t want anyone taking a tumble on open house day.

Maintain Your Landscape

If your lawn looks like an overgrown jungle, then it’s time to break out the hedge trimmers. Prune overgrown shrubbery and low hanging branches as well as rake up any fallen leaves or twigs to give your landscape a polished look.

Clean Your Exteriors

Yellowing siding, smudged windows, and moss-covered shingles can make any property a sight for sore eyes. A good pressure washer cleaning can quickly and easily remove years of built-up gunk and help your exteriors sparkle.

Post Pictures

Since most people start their house search online, the appeal of your home starts way before a potential buyer pulls into your driveway. Post plenty of high-quality photos of your interior and exterior to maximize your views.

All it takes is a few simple, thoughtful touches to help your home shine. Looking for more house selling tips? Visit our Sell a Home page to find out everything you need to know to sell your home in no time.