A home with curb appeal makes a great first impression on potential homebuyers. It makes them want to step inside and have a look. Sellers looking to make a quick sale should therefore put themselves in the buyers’ shoes when upgrading their homes’ exteriors. This is because it is hard to find fault with something they are accustomed to. Those who look at their homes from the buyers’ perspective and make the necessary changes will be able to sell them for the highest amount possible. Areas to focus on include:
Front Door Appeal:A front door is a focal point. It is the first thing buyers see when they drive by. Advise your clients to make a statement by painting their front doors bright colors or installing new doors. A new door enhances a home’s appeal and can significantly increase its resale value. Custom-made doors can be costly but they have a very high return on investment (as much as 150%). If the sellers are on a budget, they can paint their front doors, clean off dirty spots around the knobs, and apply metal polish on the doors’ fixtures.
Deck Details:Decks are costly, but their ROI is generally more than 80%. Sellers can transform their decks into outdoor living spaces by framing them with plants, vines, and bushes. If their budget allows, they can add water features to create peaceful atmospheres. Those on a tight budget can clean their decks using power washers. Power washers make it easy to remove flaking paint.
Landscaping Tips:Landscaping not only enhances curb appeal, but it also makes a home energy efficient when done correctly. It can modify the climate around a home and minimize heat loss in winter and heat gain in summer. Additionally, it doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. It just needs to be carefully planned, interesting, and cohesive. Homeowners should:
- Touch up the mulch
- Spruce up outdoor containers
- Plant colorful flowers
- Shape overgrown or unsightly trees and shrubs
- Look after perennial beds