The spring real estate market is in full swing. It is perhaps the busiest time of the year for home sales throughout many parts of the country. One way for a home to stand out among the competition is to have great curb appeal. Buyers often make a decision on whether to view a home based on what it looks like on the outside. Here are five tips on how to improve your home’s exterior appearance.
Trim the bushes, pull the weeds, and put down a fresh layer of mulch. Clean the light fixtures, make sure the doorbell is working and replace hardware with worn finishes.
The Front Entrance
The front entrance is the first place buyers see when touring a home and they may linger a bit while the door is opening. So you want to make sure the area is especially clean. Try dressing up the front with a spring wreath or a new mat.
Flowers are plentiful this time of the year and a pop of color adds to a home’s appeal. Large decorative pots or urns filled with flowers look great on either side of a door. Add flowers to outdoor beds and add a pot or window box wherever you would like to draw some attention.
House numbers are an item that is often overlooked by homeowners. The house number can sometimes be hidden or too small. Invest in large visible house numbers that are easily recognizable.
Bring the Indoors Out
If you have a porch, deck, or patio stage the area as you would an indoor room. Outdoor living space adds value.