How to Boost Your Curb Appeal!

    The curb appeal of your home is of major importance when selling. Your lawn and the exterior of your home are the first thing potential buyers see, and it can set the tone before they even step inside. Great curb appeal is an advertisement in itself. People in the market for a home that drive by and see a well-groomed home and lawn with a for sale sign, are much more likely to contact an agent about seeing the home more closely. Here are some tips to boost your curb appeal without breaking the bank:

     

     

    • pressure-washing-maintenancePressure Wash.

      Get rid of all the dirt and grime that have accumulated on your driveway by pressure washing. Renting a pressure washer is fairly inexpensive and  easy to use. While you’ve got the pressure washer out and your siding is dirty you can pressure wash it too. Many small businesses in Hampton Roads offer affordable pressure washing services.

     

    • Add Seasonal Decorations.il_fullxfull.403231353_8c5u

      One of the simplest seasonal decorations you can put up is a wreath on your door. There are wreaths for every season that can make your house feel like a home to a potential buyer. Placing an outdoor spotlight in your front yard pointed toward the door and wreath can show off your hard work, even when it is dark out. During the holidays put up some simple lights, but not so many that they distract people from the home itself.

     

    • f5533b35e07216617def7ecd20c9761cReplace the Front Door.

      Replacing your front door with a new steel door can add value to your home.  Steel doors won’t rot, and are more secure than wooden doors. Replacing the front door can also decrease your energy bill because of the tight seal of a new door.

     

    • Apply a Fresh Coat of Paint.homeguides-articles-thumbs-exterior_painting_tips_and_tricks.jpg.600x275_q85_crop

      A fresh coat of paint in the right color goes a long way toward selling your home. Choose a color that pops that also goes well with homes in the neighboorhood. Be sure to pay close attention to painting the small things such as trim and shudders.

     

    • Invest in Landscaping.Front-Yard-Total-Redesign-1024x512

      Having a beautifully landscaped lawn can generate you a return on investment of 215 percent.  It is often easiest to pay someone to landscape for you but with some hard work you can do it yourself.

     

    • Replace the Garage Door.Sectional-type_overhead_garage_door

      A new garage door can make your home stand out even more and it will also add to the value of the home. Garage doors are better insulated today than they were in the past. They can help you stay warm while working on other projects to spruce up your home in the cold winter months.

     

    To see the return on investment of other agent suggested improvements click here.

    If you are planning to sell your home Abbitt Realty would be glad to help! Our agents are a huge advantage when selling your home and can help make the process smoother and faster. To get more information about selling your home click here.

     

     

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