This is one sign you don't want to see in your front yard if you are trying to sell your home:
The exterior of your home and street view are the first thing buyers see and they start forming their impressions of your home as they pull up to your home.
In this economy with so many homes on the market, you want your home to stand out and say to the buyers “Pick Me. Pick Me”.
As spring approaches, here are 5 simple ways to improve your curb appeal.
Start with the obvious
1 Yard Cleanup
Mow the grass, pull the weeds and remove the twigs from your yard and garden. Add fresh mulch to your flowerbeds. Tidy up and enjoy being outside.
Do your windows need to to be replaced? It may be expensive but the improved appearance to your home will definitely be an asset to your home If you don’t have the money to replace the windows, do wash the windows. This improves the appearance of your home not only from the outside but also from the inside.
3 Take a look at your driveway
The driveway is one of the first things a buyer sees and feels as they walk or drive up to your home so take a hard look. Does it need a new sealer? This can be inexpensive and done in a relative short period o time.
4 Create a welcoming porch
Make your front porch welcoming - add a few chairs and table to your porch. Or if your porch isn’t large enough for furniture, add a few colorful planters. Remove the recycling boxes and put them out sight Replace the light bulbs and if needed , install new light fixtures.
5 Exterior walls
If you have aluminum siding, consider power washing the exterior to spruce it up. Does it need a new coat of paint? And don’t forget to include the front door. It may need a fresh coat of paint or a good power wash, too
These simple steps make all the difference in attracting buyers to your home and making your curb appeal the best possible.