There are many aspects to selling a home that have to be addressed if you don’t want it to sit for long. The first, and arguably most important, is your home’s curb appeal. It’s the first impression that potential buyers will have, and if it’s no good then you can expect it to be difficult to get your home to sell.
Luckily there are some relatively simple changes you can make to your home to increase interest and generate a higher value!
Fence in Your Home
A good way to frame your home is by having a fence put in. Whether you decided to go with the classic white picket fence or choose to give yourself some more privacy with a large wooden one, you’ll be showcasing your yard in an easy and elegant way.
Having a gate along with the fence also gives off the feeling of security. Fences are the classic yard look for a reason, and will pop out to potential buyers. Take your surroundings into account when having the fence put in so that it matches well with the neighborhood and exterior décor of your home.
Add Outdoor Art
Adding art to your yard is an excellent way to quickly improve the look of your home. Be on the lookout for pieces that will complement the look of your home. Fountains, sculptures, metal art pieces, or even wind chimes are all excellent ways to make your curb appeal more memorable.
Clean up Your Yard
This is an obvious step that can be overlooked because of its simplicity, but making sure that your yard looks well kept will do wonders for the buyer’s confidence in the house. Pull weeds, take care of overgrown shrubs, look out for dead plants, and store any tools or toys.
Put in Some Lights
When looking to purchase a home, there are many aspects of your new residence that buyers take in account. For example, how does the home look at night? Is there enough light to be able to walk to the front door safely? Put in a few light fixtures for your home to both accentuate the property. If you don’t feel like wiring a series of lights together, choosing individual solar path lights is both a cheap and effective alternative.
Touchup Old Paintjobs
A dull or chipped paint job can make your house look lifeless and unappealing. Deciding to paint your entire exterior is a big job, both in expense in time, but is extremely helpful in improving curb appeal. If you can’t swing the whole house, focus on smaller jobs like trim or window sills. Pick a bright color so that the work has a strong impact on the buyer, and leaves them wanting more.
Improve Your Garden
This is one of the most underutilized, but most impactful, changes you can make to the appearance of your home. People love seeing flowers flourish and plants thriving in their garden. Consciously it allows them to better appreciate the aesthetics of the home, and subconsciously it allows people to imagine the possibilities of living things- both plants and people- that could be to come.
Spend some time to make sure that everything is alive and healthy, then add a little extra to it. Hire a professional to take care of the job so you know you’re getting the most of your gardens potential. Look to companies like Infinity Gardens for ideas on how to upgrade your garden and yard!