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When you put your home on the market, it’s only natural to want to sell it quickly. This is especially important if you’re relying on this money to finance your next move or buy a new property. Whatsmore, the longer your property is on the market, the more inclined you may feel to accept a low-ball offer.
Thankfully, there are various strategies you can use to sell your home quickly. For example, you could learn how exactly to stage a home to wow any viewers that step through the door.
However, as first impressions are often lasting impressions, you should also be prepared to enhance the curb appeal of your home.
What is curb appeal?
Curb appeal refers to how ‘attractive’ your property looks from the street. It follows the logic that if a property looks nice from the outside, you’re more likely to make a sale, as viewers will enter the home with a positive mindset. A recent study has also found that good curb appeal can add 10% to the value of your home.
How can I improve curb appeal?
Tidy up your front garden. Keeping your lawn in good condition is one of the easiest ways to enhance your curb appeal. This is because it simply makes the rest of your property look nicer and more organised. Thankfully, this does not mean that you need to become a pro-gardener overnight, you simply have to focus on keeping things in good order. Keep grass at a reasonable length, and plant a few flowers and plants to brighten things up.
Change your garage door. Looking into garage door replacement options can also enhance your home’s curb appeal. There are various reasons for this. Firstly, it can brighten up the space through the inclusion of a pop of colour. Alternatively, if you tie the colour of the garage door into your front door and window frames, it makes the entire space appear more aesthetically pleasing. Furthermore, replacing and repairing features such as garage doors is a great way to improve home security, which again can help you to win over buyers.
Keep on top of maintenance. While you may be used to carrying out regular maintenance to the interior of your property (such as by deep-cleaning your home), many homeowners neglect the exterior of their property. After all, if something is out of sight, it’s often out of mind. However, when it comes to improving your property’s curb appeal, you must be prepared to carry out some maintenance to the exterior of your home. For example, you could opt to repaint doors or window frames, or even replace them entirely. You should also clean out gutters and pipes, and replace any damaged or loose tiles on your roof. Each of these steps will not only make your home look better, but it will also allow you to increase your asking price, as potential buyers will no longer need to carry out any extensive repairs upon moving into their new home.