If you’re looking to move to a bigger home with your family, have secured a sweet new job or just wish to move for the sake of a change in environment, selling your home may be a vital decision. While you could choose to sell your home as/is, it is less likely for you to score a decent deal without repairs, unless you choose to sell to professional home buyers instead. You may end up compromising a bit on the price but it sure is an ideal way for you to bag a deal at its earliest with no added costs of repairs or clean-up. Not to mention it also saves you a lot of time on formalities.
However, if you do wish to sell your humble abode for top dollar, you need to spend a lot more time on it than you had anticipated. From the outside and inside, refreshing everything top to bottom, you will need to do all that it takes to add ‘curb appeal’ to your soon-to-be sold home. Curb appeal refers to the term in the real estate industry where you attract prospects at first glance. Here are a few ways you can achieve that:
Spruce up your front yard
The easiest and best curb appeal trick is to give those window-obscuring bushes and shrubs a nice trim, keeping them neat and flat. Know that not many would be interested in your home if it looks like a barren wasteland or an overgrown jungle, instead try placing some with tall evergreen bushes and big planters like juniper or boxwoods. Keeping the front of your home can potentially go a long way into luring buyers.
Opt for a pressure wash
You may not even notice the amount of algae, grime, debris and mold covering the outside of your home. If you cannot afford a fresh coat of paint for your home, simply rent or borrow a pressure washer which will allow you to remove dirt from the sides and will clean up the patios, decks and driveways so they look as good as new.
Place emphasis on the front door
With so many houses for sale on the block, make sure your home stands out! First impression says it all, and the main portal of your home can turn out to be a powerful symbol to a prospective buyer. To make your home appear a lot more welcoming on the outside, choose a front door that is interesting and bold. You could opt for a pop of color, or give off a luxury look by investing in some chic front door material like wood or fiberglass, depending on your budget and priority.
Illuminate the place up
Just by correctly adjusting the light placement and by using the right fixtures, we bet your house will be lit! (pun intended). From recessed lighting to traditional wall hanging lanterns, you can layer up and choose what is appropriate for your home’s overall outlook. Be careful not to go too overboard with it though.
There are so many ways you can find ideal enhancements for your home’s exterior, doing so will give prospective buyers a hint at what the home looks like from the inside. However, remember to always budget your costs prior to the renovation, ensuring you do not end up spending a lot more than you could afford. Carrying out an inspection beforehand and placing emphasis on the most evident and problematic areas can be a good idea, and can save you a lot of time and money.
Follow these simple tips and tricks, and transform the outlook of your home in no time!