Whether you’re currently looking to sell your house, or you are just being conscious of the future of your home, adding curb appeal is an important aspect to consider.

Curb appeal are the characteristics and overall image someone perceives when they view it from the street. Maybe you’ve been driving through a neighborhood before and noticed a charming, fashionable house with tasteful landscaping and a vibrant trim over the windows, plus an adorable mailbox. You never really see the interior of the home, but the outside is so appealing! If the house were for sale, you might be interested in seeing it. That’s curb appeal.

Curb appeal appreciates property value, and it also creates the first and a very lasting impression on potential buyers.

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Look at the House from the Buyer’s Perspective

If you don’t know where to start, you should try to think about what aspects of the house exterior stand out the most to a potential buyer. Does the roof look old and stained? Is the garden area unkempt and overgrown? Do tree branches cover important visual aspects of the front view?

Your real estate agent can also help you decide which aspects of the home’s exterior need work. Real estate agents are experts in what holds a home back from selling and what can propel it forward. You can also ask friends and family what stands out the most to them!

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There are Tons of Ways for Adding Curb Appeal!

Whether your budget for home improvements is large or small, chances are, there are a few things you can do to make your house sell for its maximum value.

  • Greenery: How are the plants in your yard? Trees, bushes, grass, garden?
    • Resodding or Lawn Paint. If your lawn is looking weary and brown, resodding is a solution that may be expensive but has great results. Green grass is very attractive! If your lawn is looking a bit brown but you don’t want to spend tons of money, consider lawn paint.
    • Add a lining to your garden. Whether it’s brick or wood, it creates a sense of neatness and you can also customize it to your home’s style and color scheme.
    • Keep maintenance in check: This may sound obvious, but it’s more than mowing the lawn. Take a few hours to carefully trim all hedges and give attention to areas that are often neglected, and remove tree limbs that obstruct the view of the home.
  • Trim and Details Go a Long Way: Redoing the whole exterior of your home can be expensive and may not always have a great return on investment. But there are tons of smaller things you can do to really make the curb appeal pop!
    • Visible house numbers: Is the number of your house very evident? If not, consider putting the numbers somewhere on your house or mailbox. This has a nice stylistic flair and costs very little.
    • Mailbox upgrades: If your mailbox looks a bit plain or worn out, consider installing a stylish new one. There are plenty of mailbox designs to match many home styles, and it can be reasonably inexpensive.
    • Trim on the windows and the door: A well-placed pop of color is memorable and makes a home less drab or monotone. Consider painting your door or the trim on the windows to brighten things.
  • Clean, clean, clean: The most important thing to do before you make any other aesthetic changes is to take care of the most obvious flaws.
    • Roof: If your roof appears stained or is missing several slats, it’s important to replace what you can. Pressure cleaning is also very helpful.
    • Pavement: Pressure cleaning is very useful for taking care of your driveways and walkways, as well. Consider adding a new layer of gravel.

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The Sarah Bernard Realty Team Knows How to Maximize Curb Appeal!

Each home is different, and not all of them require the same aesthetic upgrades as others. The Sarah Bernard Realty Team offers professional, well-researched advice for each and every individual client’s situation.

We encourage you to reach out to a member of the Sarah Bernard Realty Team today for your complimentary consultation! You will find that the expertise, marketing experience, and advice of our realtors makes selling your home a breeze. 314-780-9070