With the spring season in full bloom, the real estate market is gearing up and buyers are busy looking for their perfect home. Is your curb appeal attractive enough to convince a buyer to take a closer look?
Curb appeal is important both in photos and in real life. According to the National Association of Realtors 2016 Profile of Buyers and Sellers, 49% of buyers first looked online for properties for sale. This means that the initial photo of your home should be attractive enough to draw buyers to click on your listing and at least scroll through the rest of your photos. If a buyer is browsing a neighborhood, you want the front exterior of your home to look beautiful enough to make them wonder what the inside of your home looks like. What can you do to make sure your property has great curb appeal?
- Replace or restore your doorknob and lock.
- Update your porch light and coach light fixtures.
- Repaint, refinish, or replace your house numbers and make sure they are visible from the street.
- Give your front door a fresh coat of paint.
- Clean your gutters.
- If your budget allows, apply a fresh coat of paint to the entire exterior of the home. If your budget isn’t big enough for the whole house, give it a facelift by repainting the trim.
- Keep your lawn maintained – mow the yard, trim bushes and trees, pull or spray for weeds often.
- Upgrade your mailbox (if your HOA will allow).
- Pressure wash your driveway and sidewalks.
- Clean your windows – inside and out.
Check out these curb appeal makeovers for some inspiration!