Many house hunters will decide if they like a home or not before they even see the inside. Improving curb appeal will generate more interest, improve click-through rates, and attract more leads. Consider these six important tips to achieve that "wow factor" for your listings.
Take care of any defects: missing shingles, chipped paint, cracked cement, dirty house numbers, etc. If a power wash to the siding doesn’t do the trick, consider applying a fresh coat of paint to the front of your house–the extra effort can go a long way!
Illuminating parts of a home creates a welcoming vibe at nighttime. Landscape lighting can also add interest to the property. Some landscape lighting options are accenting trees, plants, sidewalks, or the driveway.
Since the front door is the focal point of a home, polishing up and enhancing the entrance is a smart and simple way to help buyers imagine themselves walking in as if it were their own home. Consider adding any of the following: a fresh coat of paint on the door, new or polished hardware, lighting, a doormat, or planters on either side of the door.
The house itself is only half of the essence of good curb appeal. Having a neat and tidy lawn goes beyond a fresh mow. Assess all outdoor furniture, plants and décor and determine if it’s a messy distraction to the home. Trim hedges and remove any dead/unattractive plants.
Vibrant colors may be eye-catching, but this personalized look can scare off potential buyers. Repainting any bold colors to neutral tones that correlate with the surrounding homes will appeal to more people.
Refresh railings & fences
Replace or touch up any deteriorating railings and/or fences to improve curb appeal. Use colors and materials that complement the home itself to tie everything together.