2. Give it a fresh coat of paint
If your exterior paint has faded, a fresh coat can work wonders in making your home look well-maintained and move-in ready. The same is true even if you just want to make it stand out from the rest of the houses on the block with a new color.
Be careful when choosing paint colors though. Don’t choose something so bold or offbeat that it will scare buyers off. The colors you choose should be tasteful and have broad appeal.
If your siding is clean and in good condition, it might not make sense to paint your entire house. Consider painting your front door instead. Choose an eye-catching color like red, yellow, or blue that will draw buyers in and give your house character.
3. Repair or replace your pathway
If the pathway leading up to your home poses safety hazards due to issues like uneven concrete, have it repaired or replaced. And even if it only has cosmetic issues such as cracks or discoloration, repairing it or replacing it with a new walkway can make your entire home look and feel more inviting.
4. Check the status of your roof and gutters
A roof or gutters that look battered and worn decrease the perceived value of your home. They can also pose risks for water damage. So, if your roof is old or in disrepair, you should get it fixed—especially if it shows its age.
Adding a new roof or replacing your existing one before you sell can be pricey, and isn’t something that most people would recommend you DIY. Nevertheless, poor roof condition can be a big deterrent for buyers because your roof’s health can affect your entire house. This makes roofing the perfect problem for Curbio to take care of. Curbio provides pre-sale home repairs and renovations and doesn’t get paid until closing—so you can take on any home improvements necessary to get your home sold for top dollar, quickly. Learn how it works here.
5. Give your lawn some TLC
When it comes to front yard curb appeal, one of the most important things is the state of your lawn. After all, it takes up a lot of real estate in the front of most homes. If your grass is dead, ten feet tall, or full of weeds, it may raise some flags for buyers who are left wondering if you’ve put the same effort into maintaining your house as you have your lawn.
It’s best to reseed your grass in the spring if possible, but you can also install healthy grass or, in some cases, artificial turf to get the right look. Discuss the best plan of action with your Realtor®, who will know how important your lawn’s condition will be in selling a home for top dollar in your market.