HGTV gurus are well aware how important curb appeal is when deciding to purchase a home. One quick glance at your landscape and you might lose a potential buyer. Sorry, but the saying “don’t judge a book by it’s cover” doesn’t apply in real estate. Fortunately, we know just how to help. By the end of this article you’re going to go from the Old Woman That Lived in a Shoe to feeling like Cinderella in a palace.
Before anything else, fix any irrigation problems in your yard. Irrigation issues can make or break a home. Don’t spend countless hours making your curb appeal perfect just for it to be flooded. If your home has water damage from poor irrigation systems, it could majorly drive the value of your home down. An updated system will intrigue future buyers knowing they won’t have to spend money down the road fixing such issues.
Clean & repaint
Next on the list is to power wash the outside of your home. This includes the exterior siding, sheds, driveways, and porch. Similarly to having the inside of your house clean for selling purposes, the outside needs to be just as nice if not nicer so it seems more inviting.
Repaint any chipped or faded areas. A new coat of paint can make the entire difference of whether your home sells or not.
Fresh mulch makes landscape look sleek. The contrast of color between mulch, greenery and your home is the simplest way to spruce up any gardening and enhance your house’s features.
Cut overgrown trees or bushes
The signature look of any haunted house is overgrown bushes and dying trees. It goes without saying haunted-looking homes don’t exactly sell. Reshape bushes and cut any branches from trees that hide details of your home or pose a hazard. A tree that looks as if it may grow or fall onto the home isn’t appealing. Take care of these concerns prior to putting your home on the market.
Lastly, the fun part when it comes to creating beautiful curb appeal! Add color to the outside of your home with flowers, lights, a fountain, rock bordering, whatever your little heart desires. Let your personal taste shine through and show buyers the range of possibilities they have designing the outside of your home. Don’t be afraid to take some risks when it comes to adding flare. It might persuade a buyer in the end.
Your house’s curb appeal is just as important as what is on the inside of the home. Nobody wants to live or even visit a home that seems uninviting. Spend time making your landscape look attractive. Future buyers want a home they just have to maintain rather than fix.