Great curb appeal not only makes your home the star of the neighborhood, it can also improve its value and help you sell it for more. Whether you’re thinking of listing your home or just want to make your home the envy of your neighbors, here are several ways to increase your home’s curb appeal.
1. Make your home’s exterior look like new.
For many potential buyers, the condition of the exterior of a home can offer clues to the condition of the interior. The first place to start when boosting curb appeal is the exterior of your house.
2. Pay attention to the small details.
The small details tie your home’s exterior together and help it stand out from others in the neighborhood.
3. Tend to your driveway and lawn.
Well-landscaped homes may sell for between 5.5% and 12.7% more than other similar homes and studies show it may also add up to 28 percent to your home’s overall value.5
4. Make it feel inviting.
It’s no secret that emotions play a role in a person’s decision to purchase a home. Stage the outside of your home to evoke warm feelings.
5. Boost Your Online “Curb Appeal.”
For those interested in selling, it’s important to know the effect online curb appeal has on a home. The better impression your home gives online, the more likely buyers will want to see it in person. Here’s how to get your home ready for its listing debut.
Before you start a home project, keep these four things in mind:
Are you thinking of boosting your home’s curb appeal or renovating your home before you list? Do you want help making your home more appealing to potential buyers online and in-person? Give us a call or complete the form below and we’ll help you present your home in its best light.
Sources: 1. Remodeling, 2016 Cost vs Value Report; 2. Realtor Mag, September 22, 2016; 3. REALTOR.com; 4. Houzz, Houzz & Home-U.S., June 2016; 5. Houselogic.com