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Home Sellers: Give Your Curb Appeal a Boost

Home Sellers: Give Your Curb Appeal a Boost


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Curb AppealAs home sellers, you have already heard how important curb when it comes time to sell your house. At the same time, it is not always realistic for home sellers to allocate big money to give their home’s exterior and landscaping a major overhaul.

So if you home sellers working on budget, consider the following tip for boosting your curb appeal on the cheap.

A Little Mulch Goes a Long Way

Adding a layer of fresh mulch can be a quick and relatively cheap way to make your curb appeal stand out. Mulch gives a your yard and flowerbeds a finished look that can help to pull a yard together.

Welcome with Flowers

Home sellers want their potential buyers to feel welcomed upon arrival. Adding some pots with fresh flowers can do just that, making your entrance look and feel welcoming. Plus, the added color can help catch the buyers’ eyes as soon as they arrive.

When using this technique, be sure that your potted flowers and plants match the seasons.

Update Your Front Door

Painting your entire house can be an expensive undertaking. But painting just your front door can be a fresh update that pops.

You will want to be selective with the color, though. Be sure to choose a color that will help draw your potential buyers’ eyes to the house. The goal is to make them curious about what is hidden behind the door.

Your Lighting Matters

As home sellers you do not want to leave anything to chance. Understand that potential buyers will be driving by your home at all times of the day. This includes the evening or at night in order to take a quick look at your house before deciding if they want to schedule a showing.

You want to make sure that your house is attractively light, conveying a sense of welcome. Check to ensure that your bulbs are not burned out as little things like that can have a big impact on your potential buyers’ first impression.

Upgrade Your Welcome Mat

While not necessarily a huge game changer, a fresh welcome mat can be a tool for directing buyers’ attention from any less-than-appealing characteristics with your entrance.

Clean the Yard

It should go without saying, but a clean yard is an attractive yard. You don’t want trash or fallen branches littering the space.

You will also want to consider removing personal items from your yard. This can include things like your college team’s flag up to support your favorite college team or signs that include your name like.

You want to create a yard with a blank slate so that the buyers can imagine it as their own.

Mind Your Mailbox

Often overlooked but often the first thing potential buyers see, consider giving your mailbox a fresh coat of paint. If that is not enough, replace it altogether.

You will also want to put up new street numbers so buyers can easily find your house.

Getting your house ready to sell is a 360-degree endeavor that extends to the outside as well as inside. Your curb appeal sends a strong message to potential buyers as to what they can expect to find inside. Make sure you are sending them the right message.

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