You've probably heard by now that it is a buyer's market in almost every real estate corner of the United States. However, if your home doesn't have enough curb appeal, you'll be hard-pressed to sell your home no matter how hot it happens to be. Sellers today need to be aware of key elements of curb appeal and how to find the "sweet spot" for curb appeal. Read on to learn how you can stand out in a good way when you want to sell your home.
Why Does Curb Appeal Matter?
The curb appeal is your first impression. It doesn't matter how amazing photos look online if your lawn looks like a desert wasteland or your porch looks like it hasn't seen a coat of paint since the year 2000. You don't have to invest a ton of money to create effective curb appeal for your home, but failing to invest a little will reflect in the offers you receive (or if you receive offers at all) when you try to sell your home.
Quick and Easy DIY Projects to Add Curb Appeal
It isn't necessary to spend a fortune to add eye-catching curb appeal to your home. In fact, there are quite a few low-budget projects you can do that have a huge impact. These are a few ideas you might want to try to make your home more sellable wherever you're trying to sell real estate.
- Paint your door. Consider using a bright and vivid color for your door (as long as your home owner's association allows it, that is). This pop of color draws the eye and can be quite pleasing to passers-by.
- Pressure wash your home and drive. Even if you don't have the time or money to paint and make everything look shiny and new, you can rent a pressure washer for the weekend and enjoy impressive results.
- Spruce up your lawn. Make your grass a little greener and add little pops of color by tending your flower garden (or use pots of flowers for small shots of color).
- Add pillows to your patio or front porch furniture. Choose a style or colors that catch the eye to make a bigger statement.
Many of these curb appeal projects can be completed in a day or a weekend while making a huge impression on potential buyers. They may even help you get a much better offer on your home.