The Big Deal About Curb Appeal

We’re always told not judge a book by its cover, but this is not always the case when selling a home.

First impressions matter, and to get buyers to notice your home and make them want to take a closer look, you will need to focus on improving the property’s curb appeal.

Curb appeal simply refers to how attractive your home looks based on its exterior. Everything from your porch to the appearance of your roof can impress a home buyer. On the other hand, poor curb appeal could make your home less competitive or, worse, unsalable.

So, invest in these home improvement projects to boost curb appeal:

Do landscaping

Planting flowers and hedges, adding water features, and maintaining a lush lawn will benefit your property handsomely by giving it a more refreshing and relaxed look.

Repaint your doors and windows

Give these openings a new look with a fresh coat of paint. You might also add a coat of varnish to liven up wooden thresholds and frames.

Repair broken shingles

Does your roof have broken shingles as a result of extreme weather or damages by tree branches? Give your roof a much-needed update by replacing broken singles or, if you can, replace your roofing material altogether.

Give your exterior a new color

Paint your exterior walls with trendy colors. But if you’re not a fan of pastel palettes, you can always use neutral colors like white or grey.

Rehabilitate your garage and walkways

When was the last time you clean your garage? If you’re planning to sell your home, now’s the right time to repair that broken garage door and cover up holes on the roof. For good measure, cover up cracks on your walkways and scrub off any grime or grease.

Sell your home the right way! Give us a call and we’ll give you the advice you need to find the right buyers!