A potential home buyer is on your street taking a casual look at homes. It is a Sunday and your home has an open house. Will this person stop to look inside your home?
Does your home have curb appeal? When you have you home listed to sell, it is very important to make it look appealing from the outside to draw and lure potential buyers into your home. Here are some tips:
The Lawn Keep the grass mowed and free of leaves. Be sure to trim edges to make it fabulous.
Sidewalks During winter months when it is snowing, keep all walkways, steps and the driveway clear.
Lighting Exterior lighting can make your home look more dramatic! During the winter months, there is less sunlight. Lighting can help make your home stand out during this dreary time.
Outside Decor Tasteful outside decor can add some interest to your home’s exterior. In the fall, colorful potted or planted mums look very nice. When it is a colder, minimal winter decor can also look inviting. Remember, symmetry looks most pleasing to the eye and makes it easier when creating arrangements.
Front Door The front door is usually the focal point of the front of the home. Curb appeal can be added by painting the door with a statement color to contrast from the rest of the home.
Shutters, Trim and Moldings Your home will look more “complete” and appealing with shutters around window frames. And you might want to think about adding some decorative moldings to freshen up your home’s exterior look.
Paint Yeah, we know, you hate to paint. We all do. But, paint is one of the most economic ways to freshen up your home on the outside!
Need more inspiration?
- Go here to see HGTV’s television show’s Curb Appeal to see some transformation photos
- The KCM Blog has a great infographic with curb appeal do’s and don’ts as well as gardening tips here.
- See Sibcy Cline’s Beautiful Home Exteriors Pinterest board here