Ways to Add Curb Appeal When Selling in the Spring
In just a few weeks, we can finally say goodbye to cold winter weather and hello to spring. This means that flowers will begin to bloom, trees become green again, and there’s more daylight to enjoy.
The change in season historically brings out the largest number of buyers searching for their home. If you’re thinking about selling soon, chances are that you already have a spring-cleaning list. While it’s important to focus on the inside of your home, don’t neglect curb appeal.
As the old saying goes, first impressions last. If you want to impress potential homebuyers, your home needs to have an attractive exterior. A well-maintained exterior also adds value to your home.
Why Spring is a Great Time to Sell
Spring is the season of new beginnings, making it the perfect time to sell. Homes that are listed during spring tend to sell faster and at higher prices. While warmer temperatures and longer days play a role, they aren’t the only reason why spring is the best time to sell.
Spring is considered the beginning of the residential sales season. Demand is typically at its highest. Most potential homebuyers start looking during April or May. Buying a house in the spring typically means a summer closing, which is ideal for families with children.
Because demand is high, sellers receive more offers. Heightened competition means that homes tend to sell for more money. At the same time, this also means that house inventory is high, which is why it’s important to boost your home’s curb appeal.
Best Ways to Boost Curb Appeal
An attractive home is an appealing home. If you’re planning to list your home this spring, there are some simple yet effective ways to boost your home’s curb appeal. Here are some of the best ways to make your home an eye-catching abode.
Tend to your flower beds
Spring is the perfect time to get your hands dirty and work on your home’s landscaping. Spend some time tidying up plants and flowers. Remove any dead plants and replace them. Trim weeds and shape bushes and tree foliage.
A fresh layer of mulch is a simple yet effective way to give your home’s exterior a clean, crisp look. Brown or black mulch tend to be the go-to colors, though red can look nice on the right home.
Get rid of visual distractions
Cluttered lawns are visually confusing. Having too much in your lawn or in your flower beds can also make them look smaller. Spring is a great time to declutter.
Remove anything that distracts from your home’s exterior. This includes items such as:
This allows the natural elements to stand out and set the tone for your home.
A power washer is a homeowner’s best friend, especially one who is looking to sell. Over the years, chances are that your home’s exterior is overdue for a good power washing.
With very little effort, you can use a power washer to make grimy surfaces look brand new. Power washers can be used to clean almost any exterior surface, including brick, vinyl siding, fences, sidewalks, driveways, and more.
Replace exterior hardware
From rusty gutters to old railing on your porch, a quick trip to the hardware store can give your home a fresh look. Consider installing a new door handle or door knocker. Though simple changes, new hardware goes a long way in making your home look modern and well-cared for.
Other options include adding stylish address numbers or replacing wooden railing with vinyl for improved longevity and durability.
Clean the windows
Dirty windows drag down the appearance of your home. Spend a few hours one spring morning and tackle the dirt and grim that has built up over the years. A bucket, cool water, and a few drops of liquid dish soap are all you need to make your windows sparkling clear.
If your windows are cracked or damage, replace the panes before listing the home.
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Contact our team today and let's discuss how to boost your home's curb appeal so that you can sell at a great price.