Curb appeal is an essential component of selling a home, however many overlook it. Some simple tasks can get your home noticed by the prospective home buyer, while increasing the value of your home. First, clean the exterior, upgrade an outdated roof, landscape, and add some special touches to make your home stand out.
Improving the roof may significantly improve the curb appeal of your home. Whether it requires a few shingles to be replaced, a stained roof to be power washed, or to completely replace the roof, it is most often worth it financially. While minor issues generally can be repaired for under $1,000, a complete replacement may run between $5,000 – $10,000, depending on the size and severity. If you think you may need a new roof, check with your insurance agent, some repairs can be covered. The yield of your investment is well worth it and highly recommended. Don’t skimp this main area of your home! Believe us, people notice!
Something that often makes the home sell faster than any other factor is its landscaping. Prospective home buyers are turned away from overgrown lawns and seek those with a manicured yard. By making an investment into improving the lawn, you can increase the home’s curb appeal and value! Visit a local nursery today and ask for their specialized attention to increase your home’s value.
Another thing to consider is adding a fresh coat of paint to your home. Although it will take time, money, and effort to paint the entire exterior, simply adding new paint to the doors, fence, or mailbox can increase the overall attractiveness of your home and increase its value. In addition, hire a professional to power wash your home. Cleaning the exterior, sidewalks, porches, etc. can make your home look new again! Just by power washing your home, the appraisal may increase by up to $10,000!
Last, add some special touches to your home to make it stand out. Add some planters by the entrance of your door to showcase its beauty. Update the house numbers, door mat, and add a pillow or two on a rocker. Your home may just be exactly what they are looking for, but you’re overlooking some things that make it pop and appear to be the “perfect” one!
Don’t neglect the importance of adding curb appeal to your home. Not only can it increase the appraised value of your home, but also catch the attention of your home buyer. So, start cleaning, add a coat of paint, beautiful plants, and special touches to make your home stand above the rest! Remember, first impressions matter, even with a home!