4 Tips To Improve Your Home’s Curb Appeal

| 20 September 2017

If you have ever bought or sold a home before, two of the most familiar words that you will instantly recognize are: curb appeal. This is how your home looks from the street to a passerby or potential home buyer. You have likely walked past homes you were potentially interested in, and people have likely walked past yours and judged its curb appeal. Curb appeal can help you sell a home fast, and for above asking price, if you know how to make strategic upgrades. Below are some tips from improving your home’s curb appeal.

Improving Your Home's Curb Appeal

New Windows

If you speak to a realtor about increasing your home’s curb appeal during the selling process, they will most likely recommend you speak to a good window and door company, because improving your windows (their quality, look, and energy efficiency) goes a long way to creating curb appeal. Windows are one of the first things that people notice from the street, and unpleasant looking windows can betray an otherwise great home.

New Doors

In addition to new windows, a window and door company is also able to create street appeal by helping you upgrade your door. After your windows (and perhaps even before), your door is the next major thing that people notice from the street. A new coat of paint on a door, or if you are really looking to make an impact, a brand new door, goes a long way to upping your home’s street appeal.

New Mailbox

A new mailbox is another great way to add street appeal with a relatively small investment. People make snap judgments about you and the way that you look after your belongings by the little things outside your home, like your mailbox. If your mailbox is in disrepair, or looks like something out of a scene in a horror movie, people might unfairly judge the rest of your home.

Plant a Tree

At the end of the day, people (even city slickers) like living, if not close to nature, at least somewhere that is not completely devoid of nature. The simple act of updating your landscaping, or planting a small tree somewhere at the front of your house, creates a much more appealing property.

Creating street or curb appeal is fortunately not something that requires a massive budget, just some strategic knowledge of how people pass judgment on your home. If you are looking to sell your home, or are in the process of doing so, and you want to make sure you sell it fast, and sell it high, maximizing your home’s curb appeal will help you do that.

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