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4 Easy Ways to Improve Curb Appeal to Sell Your Home Fast

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First impressions are extremely important, so If you are looking for a quick sale for your home, there is no better place to start than improving your home’s curb appeal. Unless the interior of your home is extremely dated, your home improvement dollars are probably best spent improving the exterior of your home.

If you are planning a major project, such as replacing fencing, changing the home’s wiring, or completely revamping the landscaping, you might want to hire a professional. However, there are tons of easy and affordable ways that you can improve your home’s curb appeal in just one afternoon.

Consider implementing some of these strategies before you list your home for sale.

Quick Tip #1: Clean up the garden.

While it is not necessary to replace your landscaping before listing your home for sale, it is a good idea to make sure all of your trees are trimmed and your bushes are pruned. You do not want leaves or dead branches scattered around your yard. If you have flower beds, consider replacing the mulch. A fresh layer of wood chips can instantly make your garden appear healthier.

Quick Tip #2: Pressure wash your home’s exterior.

If you are not looking to spend a lot of money getting your home ready to sell, you will want to be sure that you are making the most of your home’s current features. Pressure washing your sidewalk, driveway, and the house itself can remove caked on dirt and grime that you did not even know was there.

This task can drastically improve the curb appeal of a home in a matter of hours. You can rent equipment and do it yourself or hire a company to take care of it for you. It is not difficult or time consuming, but it a must-do before listing any home for sale.

Quick Tip #3: Repaint the front door.

Your front door is one of the first things a potential buyer will see, so it is important that it does not look dingy or faded. A fresh coat of paint can give new life to even the simplest entryway. Carefully consider your color options. You want to make the right statement, complementing your home’s other architectural features. Some homeowners prefer a classic color such as charcoal grey while others like to brighten things up with a rich blue or sunny yellow.

Quick Tip #4: Repair or replace patio furniture.

While not everyone has a green thumb, anyone can pick out patio furniture. If your current patio furniture is looking old or worn out, consider cleaning or replacing it. Having new or well maintained furniture sitting on your front porch gives the impression that everything in your home will be clean and well maintained.

Once you have maximized your home’s curb appeal, it will be time to list your home for sale. Contact me, Matthew Curry, to learn more about how to attract potential buyers or list your home for sale.