When you’re trying to sell your home, mistakes sometimes happen. Luckily, most of those are fairly minor. One that isn’t? Failure to realise just how important curb appeal is for your home. Without that understanding, you could have a potential sale on your hands that leaves just as quickly. Curb appeal is what estate agents call the outside of your house. How does your home look when someone pulls up to it? Is everything neatly taken care of and cleaned up? Is the garden neatly trimmed? Is the exterior paint holding up well? All of these items factor into that first look potential buyers get at your home.
Making a Difference
There are a few things that you can do to add to the curb appeal to your home. They’re fairly cheap and can definitely make a huge difference, starting with making regular plans to keep your lawn trimmed. Make regular plans to keep your lawn trimmed (once a week or so) in order to ensure that your home always shows ready. When you do this, you’ll also want to trim any hedges or other garden plants that tend to get out of control quickly. Potential buyers want to be able to imagine their gardens as a great place to relax, and it’s tough to do that if it’s overgrown and neglected.
Next, wash the outside of the windows thoroughly. The average homeowner does it once a year, at most. If you’re selling your home make sure that the windows are washed properly and that any cobwebs or nests are taken down from the outside of your house.
Finally, rent a pressure washer. They’re usually fairly cheap to rent at local shops and can make a huge difference in how the outside of your home looks. Make sure you power wash the side of your house, any nooks and crannies and don’t forget the sidewalk or driveway!
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