Curb appeal advice to sell your home faster in 2021

Are you thinking about selling your house? With home prices soaring and high demand for housing, we don’t blame you.

The low inventory in today’s real estate market makes it tempting to see what return you can get on your own home. Consider boosting the curb appeal of your house if you think it might be time to make a move. The tips below can make a good impression on prospective buyers, help raise the sale price, and allow your home to sell faster.

Take an honest look at the exterior of your home.

It’s easy to miss certain things about the appearance of your house. The perception of your own home gets skewed for the obvious reason that it’s yours; you see and live within it every day. Now think of someone who is home shopping (just like you at one point!). Not only are they unfamiliar with your property but they are looking at everything with increased attention to detail.

Do your best to step back and try and register a “first impression” of your house and yard. Besides repairs, what about your property stands out? What looks good and what doesn’t? Do your grass, trees, and bushes look well kept? List the things you think could look better.

Fresh paint is a good way to make your home stand out.

If your door or the rest of your exterior hasn’t received a new coat of paint in a while, it might be time to do so. It is a bigger task than some of the other curb appeal boosters, but it is a great way to increase your property value.

Cost-efficient landscaping can go a long way.

If you don’t have a pressure washer, rent one and clean your front path as well as your sidewalk. The following are low-cost ways to help you make a good first impression on potential buyers:

  • Trimming your lawn, overgrown bushes, and trees
  • Cleaning up leaves
  • Getting rid of weeds

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