Like the cover of a book, the exterior of your home is the first opportunity you have to pique a buyer’s interest. These are a few simple and inexpensive ways to help your home make a better first impression with easy curb appeal upgrades.
A well-groomed yard shows buyers the home is taken care of. Mowing the grass, raking off leaves, and pulling weeds will give your home a manicured look. Also, keep it watered to prevent any brown spots.
If you don’t have a flower garden already, you can create the same effect by adding a pop of color in planters or window boxes. Accentuate focal points such as windows and entryways. If you don’t have room for a standing planter, try a hanging basket. One beautiful arrangement can significantly improve the appeal.
Give your entry a facelift with a fresh coat of paint on the front door. Don’t be afraid of a bold color that will enhance the other colors of your home’s exterior. Compare swatches to make sure you choose the right shade.
Pressure wash any outdoor surfaces (siding, porch, sidewalk, driveway, etc.) to remove cobwebs, dirt, and grime. This will brighten the appearance and give that “like new” feel. Don’t forget to clean out the gutters while you’re at it!
Make sure all exterior lights are in working order and replace all outdoor lightbulbs. There’s nothing inviting about a dark entryway. Wash all windows (inside and out) to let the sunshine in and offer the best views.
Paint or replace the street numbers on your home to make them more visible. Choose a more modern look with a font that aligns with the architecture, but is still distinctive enough to catch the eye of buyers.
Replace a worn out welcome mat to give a lovely invitation to buyers as they tour your home.
I hope this list has been helpful if you are looking to beautify your home’s exterior. If you are prepping your home for the market, feel free to contact me for a free consultation. We can walk through specific items to help improve your home’s curb appeal for potential buyers. I would love to offer my 20 years of experience selling homes in Summerville with no obligation to you. I’m in the neighborhood and I’m happy to help!