When you’re selling your home, you only get a chance to make a first impression on buyers once—which is why curb appeal is so important.
If your home doesn’t look good from the outside, you’re not going to draw buyers inside—and, as a result, it’s going to be harder to sell your home. Upping your curb appeal will generate more buyer interest—and can help your home sell faster and for a higher price.
But how, exactly, do you do that? In a recent article, home design website Houzz outlined a few surefire strategies for increasing your home’s curb appeal, including:
Landscaping. The condition of your yard is one of the first things homebuyers will notice—so both hard and soft landscaping the exterior of your home can make a huge impact in upping your curb appeal. Add a stone walkway to the front door, make sure your grass is in tip-top shape, and incorporate a variety of plants and flowers to add visual interest.
Paint. A fresh coat of paint on the exterior of the house (or even just on the front door!) is one of the easiest and most affordable ways to completely transform the look of your house—and increase your curb appeal in the process.
Overhangs. Adding an overhang to the front of your door adds both function (as protection from the elements) and style (adding visual interest and character to your home’s exterior).
If you’re thinking about selling your home, remember—you only get to make a first impression once. So, make that impression a good one by focusing on your home’s curb appeal!