When readying your house for sale, revamping its curb appeal is a must. After all, potential buyers obtain their first impressions of your home based on its outward appearance. The following tips will help you ready your home’s exterior for potential buyers:
Clean Siding or Paint
If your home has plank or wood siding and the paint is a bit drab or peeling, consider painting your home for a fresh look. Also, if your home is painted a bold or untraditional color, It’s a good idea to paint your home in a more muted or traditional color that appeals to a wider variety of buyers.
If your home has vinyl, rock or brick exterior, make sure you give the outside of your home a good cleaning. You want all mildew or dirt removed and the beauty of your siding or other exterior material to show through. You can easily clean siding with dish soap, a water hose and a long-handled brush. However, you may have to invest in a power washer to clean set-in stains on vinyl or to clean brick or rock siding.
Tame Your Landscape
Tackle overgrown flower beds full of weeds or walkways overtaken by bushes before attempting to sell your home. You should cut down bushes to showcase your home’s windows and enable potential buyers access to your walkways. In addition, remove unsightly weeds or dead plants. Consider laying down weed barrier topped with mulch in your flower beds for a manicured look. Also, make sure your lawn is mowed and well kept at all times. Thankfully, most of these steps can be handled by homeowners themselves. If you feel you are not up to the challenge, hire a professional to spruce up your home’s landscape.
Replace Old Decks
As a homeowner, you should inspect your decks and wooden exterior steps to ensure they are in good shape. Rotted or sagging boards could indicate the need for a full deck replacement. However, peeling paint or stain along with minor problems can often be fixed with a fresh coat of paint or stain and a few new deck boards.
If you decide you need a deck replacement, consider using a Rhino Deck product. These products are long lasting and aesthetically pleasing. What’s more, installing a deck using this product will likely increase your home’s value. Rhino Deck is made of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) plastic and wood. It does not require staining or painting and comes with a 20-year warranty, ensuring protection against termite or insect damage as well as splintering.
Consider Replacing or Repainting your front door
Your front door will either enhance or detract from your home’s curb appeal. If your door is wood, make sure the paint is not peeling or faded. In addition, make sure that the area around your door is well kept. For example, ensure your doorbell works. If you feel your door is in good shape, you can simply update its look. However, if you feel your door is beyond repair, consider investing in a new front door.
Considering these tips as you prepare to sell your house can make the difference between making a quick sale at the price you want and having your house languish for months on the market without a bite.