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In a previous blog, we talked about things you can do to help the overall stage your home. That blog focused heavily on things you can do to improve your home’s appearance on the indoors. In this blog, we’re taking things outdoors. While many potential buyers may come to your home based off of an online listing or a suggestion from a real estate agent, there are many people who may become familiar with your home by simply being in the neighborhood. With this in mind, we are going to focus on ways that you can improve your home’s overall curb appeal, with tips that can help beautify your home’s outdoor appearance to entice people to tour your home’s inside.
Think About Your Potential Buyer
Before you do anything, you have to put yourself in the mindset of your potential buyer. Because of the fact that you own and live in your home, you have a tendency to not always be aware of tiny things that could be perceived as unattractive by someone who isn’t used to your home. Whether if it’s the small cracks in the driveway or the scratches on the front door, minor imperfections like these can make an impression on a potential buyer, and neglecting them can send the message to potential buyers that they can expect the inside to match the outside of your home. Getting into the mindset of someone who doesn’t live in your home will help you be able to see some of the things you may want to do for your home’s exterior to make it look its absolute best. Every little thing matters, and the goal is to attract buyers to come indoors. If you notice something that may require attention or need repairs, consider doing so, as it can potentially make all the difference.
Minor Repairs Become Major Gains
Once you’ve gotten into the mindset of a potential buyer, a good place to start making improvements on is the house itself. As we mentioned earlier, you may have gotten used to seeing things like minor damage, paint cracks and other imperfections, and after years of seeing them every day, you’ve more or less accepted those things to exist as they are. While they may be minor repairs, they can make a major difference. If your home could use a new coat of paint, start there. Choose a color that is neutral and inviting. If the door needs minor repairs or its own coat of paint, be sure to do that as well. Is your mailbox damaged or do your address numbers need to be cleaned, fixed or replaced? All of these things, while small, are your home’s way of saying hello to a potential buyer. First impressions are key, especially when it comes to curb appeal, so make sure that all and any damage or necessary repairs are tended to, as it will ensure that it will make the best first impression on your potential buyers.
Tend to Your Lawn, Garden, and Other Landscaping
While the overall quality of your home is ultimately the thing that matters most, remember that from the curb, your lawn, garden and other landscaping is what a potential buyer is going to see first. Make sure that your lawn is well kept and tended, that it has no patches of dead grass, ripped up sod or anything else that could make it appear to be unattractive. Run sprinklers often, and make sure to add fertilizer or other lawn care products to help your lawn look its best and healthiest. If you have a garden, make sure that it is free of weeds and dead plants, with plenty of healthy soil. If you have trees or shrubs that need to be pruned, now would be a great time to do that. After taking care of all these things, you’ll be surprised at how much more attractive it will not only make your yard, but your home overall.
Those are just a few tips to help you improve your home’s overall curb appeal. The team at Troy Walker works hard to provide you with the best customer service, whether you’re looking to buy a home or sell your home in Castle Rock. Contact us today, we’d love to help you with all of your real estate needs.