Improve Your Home’s Curb Appeal Before Selling

Most of the renovations, repairs, and remodels that homeowners make to their property are on the interior. Before selling a home, people might install new appliances, repaint inside, or update the flooring. However, it’s just as important to spruce up the outside of your home. In this article, we’ll take a look at 5 tips to improve your home’s curb appeal before a sale.

Address the Siding

Wind, rain, snow, hail, sun exposure, and age all affect a house’s siding over time. While some homes might need new siding, painting or pressure-washing your siding can make a major difference in improving your home’s curb appeal by making it look clean and well-maintained.

Replace the Shutters

Most homes have a lot of front-facing windows. To make the windows stand out, consider replacing old shutters or installing some if there aren’t any. Shutters not only offer a layer of protection, but they also make an attractive border for the windows. While you are adding shutters, think about installing planter boxes underneath the windows to further boost your curb appeal.

Repair the Roof to Improve Your Home’s Curb Appeal

While you might think potential buyers are more focused on the front and side of your home, they will still notice blemishes on the roof. One look at a roof with loose shingles, aging gutters, or other damaged components can affect their impression of your home.

Not only do these issues lead to more problems, but buyers will likely think the home is not well-maintained. Unless a professional deems it necessary, you shouldn’t have to pay for an entire replacement. Just a few repairs here and there to the roofing and gutters will do wonders for improving your home’s curb appeal.

Plant Some Flowers and Bushes

Planting flowers, bushes, and other attractive plants can immediately boost your home’s curb appeal. While larger trees are good statement pieces, too many can make a home look unkempt. Pick up a few lush plants and colorful flowers from a garden store to plant right away. Whether you’re placing these near your mailbox or your front porch, they will add life to your home.

Care for Your Lawn

A poorly maintained lawn brings down the curb appeal of the whole home. Whether your grass is overgrown, full of weeds, or mismanaged, potential buyers aren’t going to bother walking inside if the front lawn is an eye-sore.  It takes a while to get your lawn looking good. Months before you put your home on the market, you should be watering your lawn diligently, mowing regularly, and using fertilizer as needed.

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