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Curb Appeal and Taking Your Home to the Next Level

Landscaping curb appeal

 

You’ve heard it before, first impressions are everything. This is no exception when it comes to your home’s curb appeal. If you’re thinking of selling your home, or even if you aren’t, improving your home’s curb appeal is an easy way of increasing its value, whether it be monetary or otherwise.

Consider Online Curb Appeal

Nowadays, curb appeal extends to its online presence as well. As you can probably guess, the majority of potential homebuyers begin their search on the internet. Because of this, it is crucial to take the absolute best photos of your home. This involves staging your home as you would if you were expecting potential buyers to come look at it in person(you need to do this anyway!). Additionally, you want to choose the best time to take photographs. Contrary to popular belief, this usually involves avoiding too much sunlight. If all of this seems too overwhelming, don’t hesitate to hire a professional. In the end, the money spent for quality pictures will pay off ten-fold. This is especially true if it draws quality buyers.

Upgrade the Front Door

If you are looking to do something a bit more hands on, there are plenty of quick fixes to improve your home’s curb appeal. One of the best ways is by dressing up your front door. A new, or painted, front door proves to be one of the easiest ways to increase your homes resale value. Want to take it one step farther? Add a kick plate, or shiny new house numbers to your door to give it that extra touch of detail.

Spruce Up the Landscaping

Another labor intensive improvement that most all homeowners can do themselves is to improve the landscaping. If you are not sure where to start, begin by finding simple landscape designs online. You can also drive around your neighborhood for ideas. The best bet is to find a design plan and stick to it. It is amazing how much improvement can be made by simply pruning or cleaning up what you currently have and adding in a little color.

Your best bet is to take a step back and look at your home in the perspective of the buyer. You want to do everything to make sure your home is tidy and inviting. Sometimes this is as simple as cleaning out the gutters and opening the blinds. At the end of the day, your home will sell because of all of the other attributes it has to offer. However, taking these small steps to improve these small details will make all of the difference when it comes time to sell your home.

 

 

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