With more listings coming on the market in the Columbia, SC area every day, now is the perfect time to think about enhancing your home’s curb appeal. An attractive exterior can add THOUSANDS to your listing’s value and will help your listing sell faster. There are a lot of things you can do to enhance the curb appeal of your listing, but the following 3 will help your front exterior stand out in MLS photos, and no photo is more important than the front exterior shots of your home.
CLEAN THE EXTERIOR
It only takes 60 seconds for a buyer to consider buying a home after seeing it, so cleaning the exterior will do wonders for your curb appeal. REALTORS® say washing a house can add $10,000 to $15,000 to the sale prices of some houses.
Before your photos are taken you should consider doing the following:
- Wash your windows – inside AND outside
- Pressure wash the driveway, front walk, siding and patio
- Scrub your garage door to make it look new
- Clean or paint your front door – a fresh coat of paint can add an extra pop to your curb appeal
UPDATE YOUR LAWN
Cleaning up the landscape of your home can boost the curb appeal of any home. This can mean a wide variety of things depending on your home including trimming overgrown trees and bushes, pulling weeds, and freshening up the grass. You should also remember to clean up any trash or miscellaneous items on your lawn or porch. The goal is to create a well-maintained lawn that buyers will appreciate.
ADD SOME COLOR
If your lawn is missing some color, an easy way to add color to the front exterior of a home is to plant some flowers. Flowers are a quick and inexpensive way to add a welcoming feeling to any home exterior. Depending on the style of home you have, you could even add window boxes.
With these tips, not only can you improve your curb appeal and impress potential homebuyers, but you will also increase the value of your home. Who doesn’t want to do that?
More Simple Tips to Enhance Curb Appeal
- Add porch furniture – matching rockers will invite buyers into your home
- Update your mailbox and house numbers
- Evaluate your roof – buyers always notice the condition of your roof
- Reseal cracked asphalt