Four ways to boost curb appeal to raise your home’s value
Do you want to make the best first impression possible when selling your home this year?
Kim Miller, the managing broker of Nick McLean Real Estate Group, gives you four helpful tips on how to increase your curb appeal without breaking the bank.
1. Declutter and clean up the front yard.
This is the most important thing you can do if you don’t have time to do anything else; removing any junk and debris will make your listing pictures look better and focus the buyer’s attention on your home. Mowing the lawn and making sure all the weeds are pulled is necessary. Washing the exterior of your home can make a huge difference. If you have access to a power washer, use that, but be careful not to remove any chipped paint.
And here’s a bonus tip by a hose rack or a wind-up hose and tuck it away.
2. Evaluate your doors. If they are worn or dirty, it might be good to either paint or replace them.
If your garage door is ancient and you have the money to buy a new one, the return on investment is excellent, and it makes the home look much more unique. The importance of doors is that it’s quite possibly the first thing a buyer will notice. It’s the point of entry to the home, and you want to make sure that it makes an excellent first impression.
3. Add flowers and put some new rocks or mulch in your garden bed.
Flowers and mulch are relatively inexpensive and significantly impact your home’s curb appeal.
4. Add some nice outdoor furniture to your front porch.
If you have room on your porch to add some outdoor furniture, make sure that the table is in good condition. You could also add a couple of throw pillows for a little added color. Try to get the buyer to picture themselves on your front porch, drinking a cup of coffee or perhaps reading a book.
If you have the time and energy to do a few of the four items or all of the items, you will see a great return on your investment. I hope you found this video helpful. If you have any questions or want any additional tips on getting your home ready to sell, please call us at 509-255-8070 or NickMcLeanRealEstate.com.