When you’re looking to sell your house, learning how to get curb appeal right is very important.
The outside of your house is the first thing potential buyers will see when they come to tour it. More importantly, since most buyers start their search online, the first picture on most real estate sites shows the outside of the house.
So, if you don’t get the curb appeal right you’re going to have a much harder time getting buyers to check out your property and it’s going to take longer to sell. Luckily, improving the curb appeal of your home doesn’t have to take a lot of money or work. With a few simple updates you can bring new life to the face of your house and get buyers hooked from the first time they set eyes on it.
Here are a few quick and inexpensive curb appeal upgrades:
You don’t need to paint your whole house to get the benefits of painting. By strategically painting your front door, the trim and shutters you can breathe new life into your old house.
Use complimentary colors to you’re the rest of your house paint, but don’t be afraid of a little color. Freshly painted accents like these can grab the attention of would be buyers and make them want to learn more about your property.
Most people don’t think about their house numbers all that much. You’ve probably forgotten they were even there. But a new set of house numbers can really make your curb appeal pop.
The best thing is that they are cheap and easy to install. Update those old house numbers and you’re on your way to more buyers.
We don’t always have room for trees in our front yards here in Philadelphia but if you do, go ahead and plant one. Even adding a small tree can up your curb appeal big time.
Make sure you buy a tree that when it grows will fit the yard and not be an eye sore. But even a young tree shows buyers the potential of a front yard they will one day want to be the owners of.
Lights are really important to curb appeal. Even if most potential buyers see the house during the day, having good looking and properly functioning lights will up your curb appeal a lot.
Make sure your porch lights are working and look good. Even if you just update the bulbs to newer ones, you’ll be better off. If you have a walkway, add some solar lights to the path. These are relatively inexpensive and easy to install.
A lot of people forget about their roofs when they talk about curb appeal. However, a dated and dirty roof can turn buyers off very quickly.
Now, don’t go thinking that you have to replace the whole roof or anything expensive like that. You or a handy man can easily replace the worst looking shingles and a good pressure washing will breathe new life into that old roof.
Finally, use a pressure washer (or hire someone) to hose down your siding, stairs and driveway. Your house has been accumulating years of dirt and residue that doesn’t easily come off otherwise.
By getting all of that gunk off of the house you’ll make it look a million times better and your curb appeal will go through the roof!
If you’re having a hard time selling your house, it might be curb appeal issues or it might be something else. No matter what the problem is, D&D Property Solutions can help.
We’re property investors who buy houses in almost any condition, so you don’t have to worry about curb appeal, upgrades or repairs with us. You also don’t have to worry about real estate agent commissions or all the time it takes to go through the traditional house selling process.
Give us a call today at (267) 888-8987 or contact us here and our friendly experts will listen to your unique situation and help find the perfect solution for you.