You know the saying, don’t judge a book by its cover?
Well, that’s exactly how buyers judge a home.
If your house doesn’t look great on the outside, a lot of buyers will walk—or scroll—right on by to the next house.
Lackluster curb appeal isn’t a death sentence for a home sale though. There are big and small changes you can make to boost curb appeal (and your sale price). In this post, we’re going to dive into the best ways to improve curb appeal, but before we begin, let’s discuss what exactly curb appeal is.
What Is Curb Appeal?
Curb appeal is how attractive your home is when someone views it from the curb. While the main focus of curb appeal is the front of the home, many consider the side and back to be important as well.
Having good curb appeal means everything in the front of your home looks well-maintained and polished. This means landscaping is maintained, the front porch and door are clean and bright, any damage to the driveway and walkways is patched, and siding is cleaned or even updated. On the other hand, your home can have bad curb appeal if you have things like overgrown shrubs, a dated exterior design scheme, or siding, gutters, or roofing that need repair.