You can’t judge a book by it’s cover. While this idiom may ring true in a lot of different scenarios, the reality is that the vast majority of house hunters begin judging a house before they ever even step inside. If a potential buyer is less than impressed when he or she drives by your house, they may never come back to take a closer look. In order to take advantage of the house buying boom that takes place every spring, it is imperative that you pay extra attention to your curb appeal.
What are a few of the top projects you should tackle to enhance your curb appeal?
Plant some colorful flowers. One of the great things about selling a house in the spring is that everything looks vibrant and alive during this time of year. Take full advantage of this by planting a few flowers in front of your house. They will look great and help make the house feel more inviting.
Trim the bushes. There is nothing worse than pulling up to a house that you cannot even see. If your bushes have become so overgrown that they are consuming the front of the house or blocking the windows, it is time to spend a few hours trimming up everything.
Paint the front door. If your front door has seen better days or it is simply looking a little too plain, repaint it. A fresh coat of paint can go a long way at helping your entry look fresh and new. You can even get a little daring by choosing a color that will stand out among the others in your neighborhood.
Pressure wash the exterior. Especially if you have a vinyl house, things can start to look a little dingy and moldy after a while. Give the exterior of your house a clean look by pressure washing everything. You can also pressure wash the sidewalks, steps and deck. A good cleaning can make everything look like new again.
By following these simple tips, you can be on your way to making a favorable impression with potential buyers and getting your house sold quickly.
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