When selling your home, it’s important to consider the exterior just as much as you do the interior. Often times, while sellers are hard at work fixing up the inside of their home, they are forgetting that the exterior has the ability to make or break the deal. Why is this? Well, it’s all because of one major factor: the first impression.
Your home’s curb appeal is the first thing that buyers see when they look at your house and, because of this, it can greatly contribute to the success of your sale. Luckily, we have a few simple tricks to improve your home’s overall appearance and help get you one step closer to selling.
Freshen Up the Siding
According to consumer reports, an exterior paint job can potentially increase your home value anywhere from 2 percent to 5 percent. However, not all homes require an entirely new paint job. If you think your home falls into this category, consider power washing or getting new siding done instead!
Make Sure the Grass is Greener
Not only will a nice lawn complement the outer appearance of your home, but, according to The Lawn Institute, a well-maintained landscape with turf grass increases a home’s property value anywhere between 15 percent to 20 percent.
Build a Fence
Whether you already have one or not, everyone knows a fence can add privacy, protection, and value to your home. If you have a fence, make sure it’s in the best possible condition. That means no mold, rotting, or chipping. If you’re looking to add a fence, consider stronger materials that will last over time, while still providing a polished appearance.
Raise the Roof
A roof in poor condition not only limits your home’s overall appearance, but could also diminish the value of other parts of your home. While it is a pricier renovation, installing a new roof is a guaranteed way to increase your home’s value and boost curb appeal.