One mistake people selling their homes tend to make is to ignore the significance of curb appeal. What is curb appeal? Curb appeal is the phrase we use to describe how inviting, and beautiful, your home looks from the outside. Some homeowners think that all they need to do is make sure the inside of their home looks amazing and the buyers will overlook the outside of the home. This is definitely not the case. Here are a few tips that will help you add curb appeal to the home you’re selling.
• Install some outdoor lighting. Lighting your garden can be romantic and helpful at the same time. Luckily there are dozens of different types of solar outdoor lights you can purchase that require no hardwire hookup to electricity. Set them up in an inviting way, such as down the path to your door or around a garden, and watch as they light up for any evening visitors you may have.
• How does your mailbox look? We often tend to overlook the appearance of your mailbox; as long as it still receives mail, it’s fine, right? If your mailbox is looking a little beat up, try getting a new one, and dress up the area around it with some planted pots as well.
• A quick trip to the local garden center may be the perfect way to jazz up the outside of your home. While you could hire a landscape artist to do a total overhaul, often just getting a large number of potted plants (in nice pots) and having them grouped around your porch or off of the porch can make the home look much more inviting.
• Do you have shutters on your home? Adding them will definitely give the house a classic, fresh look. If you already have shutters, think about giving them a fresh coat of paint, as well as the rest of the trim around your home. Even giving your door a bright pop of color can help to make your home look much more inviting to potential buyers.
With a bit of time and a small budget, almost anyone can add some serious curb appeal to their home.