One of the biggest factors to consider when selling your home is its curb appeal. The term “curb appeal” is commonly used in the real estate world to describe the condition of the exterior portion of your home, as seen from the road (or curb).
In order to increase the curb appeal of your home in the most efficient and effective way, seek out the advice of a real estate professional. We have the experience to advise you on what changes you can make to grab the attention of prospective buyers. Here are a couple of suggestions:
One of the first things you need to do when trying to enhance your curb appeal is to get professional landscaping done. By having a well-manicured lawn and great looking vegetation around your home, you will be able to grab the attention of passersby who will take a second look at that for sale sign. Ensure that you take care of the front, sides and back of the home. Your landscaping should be inviting and not in the way or a distraction.
A Fresh Coat of Paint
Another good way to increase curb appeal is to apply a fresh coat of paint to the exterior of your home, where applicable. This will help to add a sense of vibrancy to your home and can garner you the attention you are looking for. It’s also best to let the professionals handle a job of this magnitude. When you do paint do not paint the front door in a colour that does not go well with the rest of the home. It will stand out and take away from the overall effect of the home.
Clean up the Yard
Make sure that you clean up the yard and driveway. Clean is good. Dirty and cluttered is bad.
These are just a few basic suggestions for increasing curb appeal. To ensure your home listing sells faster and for the right price, give Brett Cairns a call for expert information and guidance: (250) 898-3348.