Selling your home is a long process that requires a lot of care on your part. In addition to cleaning the interior, moving your personal belongings out, and finding a Realtor to list your property, you must also take care of its curb appeal.
Curb appeal is the attractiveness of a property when viewed from the street. To maximize your home’s curb appeal to buyers, follow these 5 tips:
Clean Up The Home’s Exterior
A home’s dirty exterior is a turnoff for many buyers, as they may get the impression that the home is not taken care of. Clean up the home’s exterior by:
- Cleaning the gutters
- Cleaning the mailbox
- Staining or repainting the garage door
- Remove mildew from the home’s siding
- Power wash the sidewalks
Take The Time To Look Up
It is easy to see the updates that need to be made at eye level. Just don’t forget to take the time to look up. What does the roof and gutters look like? The fascia and soffit? These may need to be cleaned or repaired before you sell the home.
Update Your Landscaping
Landscaping around your home is a great way to boost your home’s curb appeal. Cleaning up old bushes, weeding, and planting colorful flowers are easy ways to update your landscaping. Remember to put down fresh mulch as well! In addition to a host of benefits, Hansen’s 100% Organic Mulch comes in a variety of colors that you can match to your home to boost curb appeal.
Make Your Front Door Light & Bright
Paint your front door a color that makes it stand out. Find a color that contrasts nicely with your home’s color. For example, if you have a red brick house, white, black, blue, and even yellow would work wonderfully. If you insist on a red door, aim for a bright red.
In addition, get good lighting around the entryway to make it safe and well-lit for both residents and guests.
Hire A Professional To Prune Your Trees
Pruning the trees on your property before selling your home is essential in keeping the property safe for viewers. This essential piece of tree maintenance promotes growth, prevents branch failure, and removes unhealthy growth; it is also your responsibility.
Hire a professional ISA-certified arborist like those at Hansen’s Tree Service to correctly and safely prune your trees. Tree pruning is an exact science that takes into consideration that trees are living organisms whose branches cannot be randomly removed. We never engage in poor, unethical pruning techniques that leave your tree damaged and unsightly.