Improve Your Curb Appeal Before Selling This Summer

It’s no secret that the real estate market heats up in the summer. In the Denver area this makes what’s already a seller’s market even more of a seller’s market. But inventory is on the rise and competition is increasing. Making your home look nice from the outside can give a buyer an overall better experience and help your home sell faster!

Here are 5 ways to improve your curb appeal:

Scrub it down
A clean house is a friendly house. The same applies to the outside of your house. Spray down your porch, clean out your gutters and wash the outside of your windows. This will help buyers see the beauty of your house. While your house is on the market do your best to keep leaves and dirt away. Once you’ve cleaned it’ll be easier to keep clean!  

Update the paint
If you have cracking or peeling paint, now is time for an upgrade. Pick neutral colors that match the style of your home for the best results. If only your trim needs an update, don’t feel pressure to paint your whole house. If you have touch up paint and your paint hasn’t faded, then use some sandpaper to do touch-ups. The goal is a smooth and freshly painted look.

Add some planters
Flowers and greenery can make a house feel friendly and welcoming. You don’t need to invest in a whole haul of annuals for your garden since you’ll be moving out. Instead, purchase some planters to put in front of your house. You can even buy potted plants and stage them in the garden area. Then you can take your plants with you when you leave.

Update the mailbox
If you have a mailbox in your front yard and not a communal mailbox it needs to be looking nice. If you have a newer mailbox, consider staging plants around it to make it shine. If your mailbox is old and rusty, it’s time for an update. Installing a new mailbox is affordable and easy and can really make a big difference in the look of your home.

Get new house numbers
You probably don’t pay much attention to house numbers, but this simple detail can make a big impact. Many homes have faded or outdated house numbers. Grab a new set of numbers from Amazon or your local hardware store for just a few dollars. It will take just a few minutes to install the new numbers. Your home will appreciate the update.

Simple projects can have a large impact on a buyers experience. Before you list your home consider doing a few small projects to up your curb appeal. For more advice on getting your home ready for market, contact us today! We’re experts at selling homes in the Denver/Boulder area.

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