When selling your home the ultimate goal is to get it off the market quickly, and for asking price or more. There are a number of different tricks and techniques to help you move your home quickly, but one of the best ways is good old fashioned curb appeal.
Curb appeal is the impression your home gives you off when viewed at the curb and is essentially your home’s first impression. Strong curb appeal leaves a great first impression, and tends to get homes sold more quickly. To help get your home off the market, let’s look at 3 tips on improving curb appeal.
3 Tips to Improve Your Curb Appeal in No Time
Take Care of the Landscaping
It’s not necessary to throw in a hundred new shrubs or install new sod for your lawn, but your home’s landscaping can likely benefit from a little work. Take care of any dead or dying plants, trim and prune the plants you have, and touch everything up. Your landscaping doesn’t have to be perfect, but it should at the least look healthy.
Paint the Front Door
A dingy front door is an easy to lose a sale quickly. Grab a can of paint and brush and give that front door a fresh coat of paint. You can also take care of other nearby areas that may need touch ups like the home’s trim or shudders while you’re at it. You’ll be amazed how easily a fresh coat of paint can help transform things.
Repair Driveways and Sidewalks
Imagine pulling up to a driveway full of cracks and potholes. It doesn’t make that great of a first impression, does it? You don’t have to completely replace your driveway or sidewalks, but you should take care of any sunken concrete, obvious cracks, and pockmarks. You don’t want a prospective buyer tripping on their way to the property, do you?
There are several different methods and techniques used to improve your home’s curb appeal. Taking care of landscaping, tossing a fresh coat of paint on your front door, and taking care of any sidewalk or concrete issues are some of the best ways out there to improve your curb appeal and get your home sold.