We all know that you canâ€™t judge a book by itâ€™s cover, but what about houses? Can we really tell what the inside of a house looks like simply by its curb appeal? Well, no, not reallyâ€¦ But if your house doesnâ€™t look appealing from the outside, people wonâ€™t want to look inside! Thatâ€™s why when selling your house, you need to make sure your curb appeal is on point. This is especially true for those who are trying to have a quick home sale.
Donâ€™t worry, dear seller. We have great insights from top agents that will help improve your curb appeal and attract a lot of qualified buyers!
Repaint your exterior
Painting the exterior of your home is a fantastic way to breathe new life into your home. Not only can you choose a neutral color (unless you really want to stand out with a bright yellow house, we recommend sticking to a softer hue of the color). Also, when youâ€™re painting the exterior, youâ€™ll want to repaint the trim. White is always a classic color choice, but you boost the drama by using a dark shade like black, dark grey or even navy.
Use native plants to landscape your yard
Thereâ€™s something about a beautifully landscaped yard that makes you curious about the inside, donâ€™t you think? But, landscaping goes beyond just cutting the grass! A great way to step up your landscaping game is to plant native plants around your home – bonus points if theyâ€™re flowering plants! Of course, you donâ€™t have to limit yourself to plants. You can plant hedges, fruit trees, and other shade trees too. Just donâ€™t forget to use mulch and garden bed trim to pull it all together.
Create a stone paver walkway
If you have a home with a dirty or cracked concrete slab walkway, nowâ€™s the time to invest in a brand new paver walkway. You could have the walkway redone with fresh concrete slabs or you could opt for something a little more appealing like slate, brick, or stone.
Use lighting for ambiance
Solar lights are a great way to brighten your yard, show off special features or plants, and save a bit of money! You can line your driveway or walkway with solar walkway lights in a variety of styles. You can use string lights to brighten your front porch or put them in the bushes like you would at Christmas (if you do this, opt for non-blinking white).
Customize your front porch to stand out
Think of your front porch as a welcoming entryway thatâ€™ll entice buyers to walk on through the door. The porch should be a show stopper that shows your personality but also compliments the overall look and feel of your home. For example, you can paint your door a bold color that compliments the siding. You could replace the light fixtures and house number that matches your personal style. Donâ€™t forget the patio furniture! Nice patio furniture and coordinating accents are icing on the cake!
It doesnâ€™t matter if youâ€™re hoping to sell your home quickly or if youâ€™re willing to hold off for the best offer, your homeâ€™s curb appeal has to be top-notch. If you donâ€™t know where to start, drive around the neighborhood to get ideas of what you can do – or you could always ask your real estate agent for advice. Whatever you decide to do, take your time and donâ€™t skimp on the details!