Curb appeal is an important part of selling a home. It’s hard for buyers to be interested in seeing the inside of a home if the outside isn’t nice.
Some factors that go into the visual appeal of the exterior of a home cannot be changed, like location and neighboring houses. The good news is that there are some easy ways you can boost the outward appearance of your home, regardless of your location or what your neighbors houses look like.
Here are 4 easy ways to do just that this spring.
- Plant Flowers – There’s a reason people give flowers as gifts. The bright colors, pleasant smells, and beauty that flowers bring to a space can play an important role in curb appeal. If you have a yard and space to plant flowers, then plant some! Houses that don’t have yard space can still benefit from beautiful blossoms by planting in window boxes or in a planter on the front porch. This small touch can go a long way in increasing the outward appearance of your home.
- Touch-Up Paint – A little bit of paint goes a long way in boosting the visual appeal of a house. Start by standing on the curb and looking at your house, and take note of all the places where paint is chipping or needs touched up. Pay special attention to shutters, the front door, and the trim. If you haven’t washed your house recently, spray it down with a pressure washer before you paint. Washing and painting your house will make it look like new again.
- Clean Up or Replace Hardware – Every little thing you see outside plays a role in curb appeal, even if our eyes skim over it because we’re so used to seeing it every day. Take a look at your door handles, outdoor light fixtures, mailbox, and house numbers. Do they need to be cleaned up? If they’re in rough condition or outdated, they might need to be replaced all together. You’ll be amazed at how big of an impact these small changes can have.
- Tidy Up – Walk around the entire exterior of your home and try to see it as a potential buyer. Start checking up at the roof and make your way down to the ground and sidewalk. Make a note of anything that needs repaired, and fix it. Tidy up garden beds, gutters, wash windows, pull weeds, and cut the grass. Remove any garbage, broken down cars, empty planters, children’s toys, and any other eyesores around the outside of your house. A tidy yard indicates a tidy home, and that’s what buyers want.
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If you’re ready to sell but your Texas home is lacking curb appeal, Joe Homebuyer Dallas is here to help. We buy houses in any condition, regardless of what the outside of your home looks like. Simply tell us a little bit about your home and we’ll make you a cash offer in as little as 24 hours, and we can close on any day you choose. It really is that easy! We buy houses in Dallas, Texas, and the surrounding area. Contact Joe Homebuyer Dallas today!