5 Ways You Can Boost Curb Appeal Before Selling Your Home

5 Ways You Can Boost Curb Appeal Before Selling Your Home

We all know that you can’t judge a book by it’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 really… But if your house doesn’t look appealing from the outside, people won’t want to look inside! That’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.

Don’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!

  1. 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 you’re painting the exterior, you’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.

  1. Use native plants to landscape your yard

There’s something about a beautifully landscaped yard that makes you curious about the inside, don’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 they’re flowering plants! Of course, you don’t have to limit yourself to plants. You can plant hedges, fruit trees, and other shade trees too. Just don’t forget to use mulch and garden bed trim to pull it all together.

  1. Create a stone paver walkway

If you have a home with a dirty or cracked concrete slab walkway, now’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.

  1. 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).

  1. Customize your front porch to stand out

Think of your front porch as a welcoming entryway that’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. Don’t forget the patio furniture! Nice patio furniture and coordinating accents are icing on the cake!

It doesn’t matter if you’re hoping to sell your home quickly or if you’re willing to hold off for the best offer, your home’s curb appeal has to be top-notch. If you don’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 don’t skimp on the details!