When you sell your home, you hope to get top dollar, right? In order to do that, you need to make sure your home is receiving high buyer traffic in hopes that you receive multiple offers. One of the best ways to do that is to ensure your home makes a good first impression. That’s where your curb appeal comes in.
Let’s look at a few ways to improve your curb appeal to increase property value and get top dollar for your home.
While this is one of the more expensive options, it’s definitely one that will get buyer attention. If you know your roof is on its last leg, investing in a new one might be worth it. Not only is it great for marketing purposes, but it’s one less thing buyers have to worry about spending money on if they decide to buy your home. In addition, when it comes time to have an appraisal done, it will come up on the appraisal and increase your property value.
Fences tend to be a more expensive option, too, but buyers love fenced-in backyards to help keep their children and pets safe. Not only do they make your backyard look better, but appraisers will give extra value to the fence, and it’s great for marketing! If you already have a fence, make sure it’s in good condition by keeping it clean and repairing any broken pieces.
If buyers see that your lawn is well-maintained and taken care of, they will assume the rest of your home is, too. Landscaping is a great way to catch buyers’ attention online searching for homes, making them more likely to want to see more. You don’t need to go overboard; mowing your lawn regularly and ensuring overgrown shrubs and trees are cared for will go a long way.
Make sure your home is nice and clean by power washing. In addition to your home’s exterior, this also applies to the driveway, deck, porch, and patio. This is one of the best ways to remove unwanted dirt and cobwebs and make your house shine. You should be power washing regularly, anyway, so time it to ensure your home is nice and clean before photos and showings.
If you’re considering selling your home and are wondering what other ways you can increase your curb appeal for top dollar, reach out to us! We would love to help you through the process and answer any questions you might have!