Whether your family is growing and you need a bigger home or your children have left the nest, and now you want to downsize, selling your house is a serious decision. Before you can sell your home, you’ll need to prepare it for the big sale, which is a time-consuming experience. If you’re expecting a massive offer for your humble abode, you’ll need to upgrade your home from top to bottom. Expect the costs to add up quickly.
When a prospective buyer first lays eyes on your home, the first part they’ll notice is its curb appeal; this real estate jargon describes how your home looks like from a street curb. If you can entice potential buyers with a positive first impression of your home’s front yard, you’re more likely to convert them into new homeowners. Here’s a list of steps you can take to boost your home’s curb appeal.
Trim Those Shrubs
When was the last time you trimmed your shrubs? There’s no point in having windows if bushes are obstructing them. No one wants to peer out a window only to find tall shrubs blocking the view! Pick up your hand pruner and give your shrubs and bushes a flat-top trim. Don’t go overboard with your trimming because bald bushes are just as distracting as overgrown ones.
Clean Your Porch
All porches require maintenance at some point, especially if your porch is made of wood. Porches are susceptible to mold growth, mildew, and discoloration over time. Neglecting to clean your porch will only make your porch look older than it is, and a prospective buyer won’t be interested in a dilapidated porch. To clean your porch, you’ll have to sweep away any debris, such as leaves. Use a thin tool, such as a putty knife, to remove any debris caught between your floorboards.
Giving your porch a power wash is also an effective way to make it glisten. However, this method should be exclusively reserved for people who have previous power-washing experience. If you don’t know how to operate a pressure washer, then you run the risk of harming your front porch. Always power washes your porch at a low setting.
Paint the Front Door
Your front door can either make or break your home since it serves as the leading portal into the rest of your home. Treat your front door to a fresh coat of paint, and don’t be afraid to make it stand out. If you paint the rest of your home in a neutral color, then there’s no harm in making your door look daring. Try sticking to one of the three primary colors, which are red, blue, and yellow, as these colors tend to be universally well-liked.
Selling your house is a stressful process, especially if you still don’t have a new home lined up. If you’re looking for a new house or you want to pick up more properties for your investment portfolio,