Lanscaping Upgrades To Improve Your Sell Price

Home Inspector

The way the outside of your home looks can influence the interest in it. People are drawn to a home that looks nice in a great location. If your home is showing signs of wear, it can give them the wrong impression. They may assume it hasn’t been well cared for and they are getting into a money pit. They want a home they can rely on to look great, to be comfortable, and not to be a huge expense all the time.


You don’t have to spend a fortune to get the outside of your home to look amazing and appealing. If the paint is older, this is a good place to start. It doesn’t cost much to buy the supplies you will need. The biggest investment will be your time to do the job well. You can reduce the time involved and improve the outcome by renting a paint gun. This allows the paint to be applied quickly and evenly.

Go with a neutral color with another color for the trim that accents it. You want the home to look inviting and warm when someone sees it. If you have a fence around your home, make sure it is in good condition. You may need to conduct some repairs or give it a coat of paint. If the fencing is old and warn, remove it completely. This will open up the front of your home too.

Don’t forget to paint the numbers on your home again too so they look fresh and appealing. If they are old and dingy, consider buying numbers from your local hardware store and putting them on display.


Add some color to the front of your home by adding some flowers. You can buy baskets that you hang from the front porch. You can get larger plants that you will strategically place around the front of your home. Make sure they don’t block your view from the home either.
If you have trees or shrubs on the property, they need to be trimmed and well kept. Hire someone to come remove the dead elements from them. Make sure there aren’t any branches that extend to touch the top of the house or over the driveway. Mark from Lawn Firm in Winnipeg tells me, "Your outside is the first thing people see. Often small upgrades make a big difference in a first impression."

Driveway and Sidewalks

If you haven’t cleaned your driveway and sidewalks in a very long time, now is the time to do so. You can rent a pressure washer to remove the dirt and grime in just a few hours. This does make a difference to anyone considering buying your home. Take the time to cut your grass and to have the edging done. A yard that is well kept is going to encourage people to come inside and check out the home.


Upgrading the windows on your home can be a wonderful solution to sell it quickly. This doesn’t have to be expensive though. Look for discounted items so you can get energy efficient items for a lower price. The look of these windows will enhance the way your home looks. The potential buyers will also appreciate this upgrade is going to save them money on the monthly heating and cooling bills.

At the very least, your windows should be clean and sparkle. The last thing someone wants to see when they drive by are windows that are old and dirty looking. Take some time to wash the dirt and other debris off of them so they look crisp and clean.


Add some features outside for additional lighting. This can include a motion light, solar lights along the walk way, and a nice design structure to replace your boring porch light set up. These are all simple changes you can make for a low cost. Yet they are going to give the impression you have cared for your home and kept it looking amazing inside and out.

Comments (1)

Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

This is a good list of simple improvements that will create curb appeal and a good foundation for the rest of the home.

Jan 04, 2017 06:24 PM