The First Impression
When preparing to put the home for sale, most sellers focus on making the inside look as appealing as possible. Don’t forget about the exterior too! First impressions count! When potential buyers search for a home online, the first picture they typically see is the outside. That first impression is powerful and lingering. Also, when buyers come to see your home, the first thing they notice is how the home looks from the curb-side. If buyers don’t like it, they can decide to not request a showing for the property or when viewing it, it can influence their perceptions on the rest of the property, regardless of the interior.
Here are 7 ways to boost the curb appeal with $500:
1. Pressure wash
Pressure wash the walkways, home exterior, porch area and windows. Windows can be washed to perfection by connecting a window washing product to the end of the hose. This can be purchased at your nearest home hardware store.
2. Driveway sealing
Sealing the driveway makes it look newer. It gives it a dark finish rather than one that is faded. It also covers up some of the cracks the driveway might have.
3. Use symmetrical planters
It is proven that people are attracted to symmetry and visual patterns. It also fixes people’s attention to certain places. We suggest locating two attractive planters on either side of the front door to ensure an attractive entry way.
4. Painting Time
If we are gearing potential buyers attention to the front door with the attractive planters, consider a fresh coat of paint to really make it pop and look fresh. This will definitely give the front entrance a new look.
5. Place a Welcome Mat
Nothing is more welcoming than a simple welcome mat! It’s the one thing buyers actually stop to look at when stepping inside the house. Consider an attractive, happy and cheery mat!
6. Trim, Mow and Plant
Trimming hedges, shrubs or other greens can give the exterior a clean cut look and impacts how the property appears from the street. Also, taking care of the lawn is also essential to that tidy look. If there are any flower beds in the front, freshen up the look by taking all the weeds out and planting some fresh little flowers or greenery.
Looking at your home from the curb-side, remove all unnecessary items in sight. Ask yourself, are there any unnecessary items such as garbage cans, boxes, etc in the field of vision when walking up to the home? If so, move them.
These small measures will help you make the best first impression on buyers.
Any questions? Contact us. We are here for you.