To improve the value of your house and attract more potential buyers, try using these Curb Appeal Tips.
As we mentioned before, curb appeal is one of the most important parts of the renovation process. The outside of the house is the first glimpse that the prospective buyers will get of your property when they find its listing.
The curb appeal will give the prospective buyer some sort of impression, for better or worse. If you ignore the exterior of the house and only focus on the inside, you might detract potential homeowners. In contrast, if you transform the outside of your home into something visually appealing and welcoming, you might attract more buyers.
In addition to the crowd it will bring to your open house, improving curb appeal will also increase the value of the property.
In our previous post, we discussed how to make an entrance, how to highlight the mailbox, and how to use greenery. Below, you will find three more curb appeal tips: give your house a new face, revamp your driveway, and create an outdoor focal piece.
Curb Appeal Tips: #1. Give Your House A New Face
When people are searching for a house, they often flip through listings of hundreds of properties. They squint at the small photographs on each page. Quite often, they will decide in a fraction of a second whether they want to move on to the next one or give it a chance.
In order for you to catch the buyerâ€™s eye, you want an attractive exterior. And, since the photos are so small, you want to improve the largest, most space consuming part of the house. Most prominently, you want to improve different faces.
Some common ways to do this include:
-Â Â Â Â Â Â Painting The Exterior
-Â Â Â Installing Siding. (Vinyl is the most popular type of siding because of its cost and durability. For more expensive houses try stucco, stone, brick, or bevel).
-Â Â Â Â Â Â Painting or Install New Trim
-Â Â Â Â Â Â Painting The Garage. (Try a contrasting color to the exterior).
-Â Â Â Â Â Â Painting The Porch If Present
-Â Â Â Â Â Â Painting The Shutters
-Â Â Â Â Â Â Cleaning The Roof
-Â Â Â Â Â Â Power Washing The Exterior And Porch
-Â Â Â Â Â Â Cleaning Or Installing New Windows
-Â Â Â Â Â Â Cleaning Or Installing New Gutters
-Â Â Â Â Â Â Buying A New Set Of House Numbers
Curb Appeal Tips: #2. Revamp Your Driveway
An area that many house flippers overlook is the driveway. If the existing driveway is in poor condition, you may want to consider improving it.
Things like grass or weeds spouting up through cracks can be an ugly turnoff for potential buyers. Your first course of action when dealing with a driveway should be to remove any unwanted plants in and around the driveway.
If the driveway is too cracked, you may want to...