When it comes to showing your home to potential buyers, first impressions are extremely important. A buyer usually has a list of several homes to look at in one day. Ensuring that your home is in top shape from the inside out may give your property an edge over another. Here’s a checklist of things you can do to improve the curb appeal of your home and draw the eye of potential buyers, even from afar.
- The outside of your home is the first thing a prospective buyer will see, so it pays to make sure that it’s in good condition. Often referred to as ‘curb appeal’, buyers will form a quick, overall impression on the condition of your home from a distance. Give the exterior of your home a critical inspection and think like a buyer. If you find visible damage to your home’s finish, this is something you’ll want to repair prior to listing.
- The second aspect of curb appeal is the cosmetic appearance of the home. Consider the color of your home exterior. Be sure that the color is pleasantly neutral, appropriate for its architecture, and doesn’t clash with the other houses in your neighborhood.
- is the third and one of the most important aspects of curb appeal and can be used to optimize your home’s overall look. Reseed grass if necessary, water more frequently or consider installing a lawn sprinkler system for a lush, green look. Plant flowers in colors that compliment the color of your home. Also, don’t forget to prune hedges and trees to keep them looking manicured and well cared for.
- Add the finishing touch to improving the curb appeal of your home by making sure that porches, fences, lighting, and outdoor furnishings are tasteful and in good repair.