Homes For Sale: Boosting Curb Appeal

With so many homes for sale, you need to make yours stand out. Obviously, you want the interior as clean as possible. You might even hire a pro to stage it. But before a potential buyer even looks inside, you need to grab their attention with the home's curb appeal.

Boosting the curb appeal of your real estate helps to make your home stand out. The exterior is the first thing that people see. If it's just so-so (or even worse), some buyers may just pass it by. Instead of letting this happen, boost the outside of your home and get some buyers inside.

What can you do to improve your home's curb appeal? Take a look at some of the options, ranging from the somewhat small to the more major fixes.

New Paint

That peeling, dull, and sun-faded paint isn't doing anything good for your home. Luckily, it's an easy fix that may not take as much time or money as you think. Hiring a pro to do this job for you is advisable. That is, if you want to improve the curb appeal as much as possible. A professional painter can coat your home in a brand-new hue in less time than you would be able to. They'll also give your home a new, fresh look without dripping paint onto the bushes, trees, and flowers below.

If you don't want to repaint the entire house (or you have a home made from brick or another material that doesn't need paint), consider painting the accent pieces. These include the front door, shutters, window frames, and any other woodwork.

Window Refresh

Cracked, chipped, fogged, or broken windows aren't exactly bursting with curb appeal. Show potential buyers that you care about the house and update windows that aren't exactly in stellar shape.

Windows have a high cost recoup value. Most vinyl and wood replacement windows can bring you back an average of 73% of your costs.

If you can't (or don't need to) replace the entire window units, frame and all, new glass can do the trick.

Your Yard

If the landscaping is lack-luster, buyers may pass your home by. This is an easy way to update your home's exterior and get people's attention.

Seed your lawn, plant a few colorful flowers or add an ornamental tree. If that's more than you want to do, at the very least add a few potted plants to spruce up the outdoor scene.

Make your home stand out from all of the other houses for sale. Whether you add a paint, replace broken windows, or landscape your lawn, increasing your home's curb appeal can help to bring in buyers.