If you are listing your home for sale, you want it to be attractive to potential buyers. You may have ordered a pre-listing home inspection to help you decide how to improve some practical aspects of your home, so now is a great time to address your yard and the exterior since these are the first things a buyer will notice about your property. If you’re working with a listing agent, they can help you research what buyers in your area are looking for. To attract more buyers and potentially sell your home more quickly, improve the curb appeal before putting your home on the market.
Landscaping to Improve the Curb Appeal
Landscaping is one of the first things to consider when working to improve the curb appeal of your home. If you are unsure where to start, hire a professional landscaping company to assist you. Look into planting a flower garden or adding low-maintenance shrubs and trees.
Purchase a nice fountain or fish pond to add some focal interest to your outdoor space. Consider ways to hide unsightly features, such as your air conditioner or garden hose. Paths and walkways make your yard look nicer and prevent mud and tracks left behind by heavy foot traffic.
Update Your Home’s Exterior
Updating your home’s exterior is another great way to improve your curb appeal. Hire a company to pressure wash your siding, decks, and driveway. Add aesthetically pleasing features like a new custom front door and outdoor lighting. An easy update that gives maximum impact is painting your existing door in a bright, eye-catching, pleasing color. This helps your house stand out from the street and can draw potential buyers in. Add an outdoor rug and potted plants to make your entry more welcoming. Update your shutters to give your home a newer feel.
The exterior is the first part of your home a potential buyer sees. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to make a great first impression. When preparing to sell your home, don’t neglect your home’s exterior. These tips make excellent starting points to improve the curb appeal of your home.
JW Goad Home Inspections offers pre-listing home inspections and other home inspection services to Middle Tennessee. Contact us to schedule your appointment.