Curb appeal is an important part of every home. When listing your home for sale sprucing up the place is an important part of the process. This rejuvenation should start outside with your landscaping to boost first impressions of your home and increase interest. The better your home looks outside; the more people will want to tour the interior. First impressions are everything. Potential homebuyers judge your home at first site. Boosting your landscaping is a great way to impact first impressions by putting your best foot forward. Homebuyers are more likely to be willing to tour a home if the landscaping and general curb appeal wows them. Don’t be lackluster. A clean and fresh exterior makes it easier for a potential buyer to see themselves in your home.
Touch up your landscaping and clean up the exterior of your home by following these simple steps:
· Touch up mulch
· Spruce up flower boxes/pots
· Plant some color
· Trim overgrown shrubs and trees
· Pluck weeds
· Power wash dirty surfaces
· Remove any signs of water leakage (like algae)
· Make sure walkways and driveways are well lit
If you’re looking to sell, boosting your curb appeal raises the value of your home. Collectively, in a community when homes are well-kept it boosts the value of homes in that community. So, whether you’re looking to sell or stay, call your local landscaper or plan a DIY day to touch up that curb appeal!