When focusing on increasing the curb appeal of your home, realtors will often tell you that brand new appliances or a new kitchen are the best options. While this may be true for the interior of your home, the exterior has a lot of potential for increasing your home’s value.
The exterior of your home is the first thing people will look at when searching for homes, so make sure it is in good condition. If the people trying to buy a house do not like the exterior of a home, then what incentive do they have to go further and look into the interior of the home. The interior can be extravagant, with state-of-the-art appliances, but with a lacking exterior, your home’s value will go down.
Taking care of one’s lawn is not everybody’s forte, and that’s okay. Attempting to put a little extra effort into the yard with flowers in the spring, or shrubs and trees in the fall, will spruce up the look of your home from the outside. If you would like a professional opinion, go to your local home improvement store to ask about different costs of plants, and what will thrive best with the type of soil you have. You may also want to look into landscaping services to have your front lawn professionally done.
If your home has not had the exterior power washed in five years, it is important that you do so. Washing the exterior panels and the windows will make your house shine! According the the National Association of Realtors, “A pressure washed home can add $10,000 – $15,000 to the sale price.”
Replacing Exterior Doors and Shutters
The front door is an important door to start with since it is front facing to the view of the home buyer. A brand new door often appeals to customers, and an old, worn-down door would turn customers off from entering the home. Shutters that are broken can make the house look cheap from the outside. A brand new door or new shutters will appeal to customers, who will potentially be interested in your home!
Install New Windows
Old windows can turn off potential customers right away. Starting off with brand new front windows, will not only give your home a clean finish, but will also creative an attractive curb appeal to the home. Shutters that frame the windows will give your home a finished look from the exterior view. Adding a finishing touch of a flower box will add just enough curb appeal for the potential customers to want to see more on the inside!