When you hear people talk about curb appeal, you may not know that they mean how awesome your house looks on the outside. It’s the one thing that people forget to factor when they want to make some cash when selling their home. Money gets splashed on the interiors; making them more modern and giving them a fresh coat of something-something, but it’s the outside that is possibly the most important part of a house sale.
First impressions really do count, and when you want to give people something to make them double take, it’s what’s on the outside that’ll matter the most. It’s a no-brainer that the house with the strong curb appeal is the house that’ll sell the fastest. Even when the housing market is good, it can be a long and tiring process to sell your house, so it’s really up to you to ensure that people will fall in love with your home the moment that they clap their eyes on the exterior of your house. So, what could you be doing with your budget to ensure you get the best buck for your bang?
It’s not just the cleaning on the interior that matters, it’s the actual house. Does anyone want to step foot inside a house that is streaked in rain and mud? Nope. Grab that pressure washer and treat your home like you would a muddy car; wash, wash and wash again!
Raise The Roof.
You probably haven’t given much thought to the way that your roof looks, but you should consider companies offering metal shingles when it comes to replacing more than a few tiles. Sometimes, a roof just needs a full overhaul and it may only be when you come to sell you realize just how badly yours needs a change.
Love Your Lawn.
An unkempt, overrun lawn will give prospective buyers the heebie-jeebies. Not only does it look awful, but they will make assumptions about the interior of your home; and if it’s immaculate inside, they’ll wonder why you were lazy about the outside. Call a landscaping team if you must, just love that lawn a little more.
Refine The Edges.
The numbers on your house have probably taken a fair battering in the rain over the years. Get those replaced with ones that are a different shape or material and you instantly lift the look of the home. While you’re there, think about repainting the front door a beautiful pastel color. Make it stand out so that people sit up and take notice when they walk past your house. Choose a white picket little fence around the front to make it that chocolate box house that everyone wants to move into.
Your home is going to be gorgeous when it comes to selling it if you put in as much effort on the outside as you would the inside. Give the people the house they want to buy and you’ll be fending off the offers.