Impress Potential Buyers by Creating Curb Appeal
You can increase your home’s value in creating curb appeal by taking a few home improvement steps before putting your home on the market. Here are our favorite ways to add instant crowd pleasing curb appeal to your property:
Buyers are looking to be wowed by a well-maintained front yard. In central Arizona, we often feature natural desert landscape yards that bring in elements of our local Southwest flare. These landscape designs often require less maintenance than traditional lawns and can create a welcoming feel on the path to your front door. The City of Chandler has created a great downloadable guide that shares How to Plan a Stunning Desert Landscape.
Buyers will appreciate your efforts in creating curb appeal, by keeping the yard weed-free and the sidewalks in good condition. Consider adding a bit of color with a potted plant or flower near your front entrance. Trim your trees and shrubs then, remove any dead plants. Also make sure that you remove all trash or yard waste. Take care that hoses and yard equipment are stored safely out of sight.
Exterior Lighting Increases Curb Appeal.
Double check your exterior lights to guarantee that they are all in good condition and work. Updating your home’s exterior light fixtures and house numbers is an inexpensive way to add interest to the front of your home. You may also want to add solar path lights. These are a low-cost high-impact to make a statement in your yard, while increasing safety and security to your home.
Take some time to wash your windows, inside and out, and also washing your home’s exterior will remove any built-up dust and debris and help your house to appraise well.
Be sure to clean up any paint that is chipped or peeling, and add a fresh coat of paint. Keep in mind, paint colors are sometimes determined by HOAs, so be sure to check with them before you paint. Make sure that all gates open and close properly and that they are not blocked by waste receptacles or yard equipment.
Creating curb appeal includes inspecting the condition of your roof.
Determine whether your roof needs to be professionally inspected, prior to listing your home for sale. Also consider having your roof cleaned and repaired as necessary. Check your gutters to make sure they are free of debris and that the downspouts run at least 3 feet away from the foundation of your home.
Increasing the face-value of your property will lead to greater buyer satisfaction and a higher sales price for your home.