This week brought the summer solstice and 90-degree temperatures outside. Folks, it is officially summer! Whether you’re selling your Denver-area home or not, now is the perfect time to get the exterior of your home looking tip-top.
Why? If you’re selling, establishing favorable curb appeal and a positive first impression should be top priority. The average homebuyer decides within the first few seconds of seeing a home if they are interested. And, even if you’re not listing your home anytime soon, its exterior appearance contributes to the overall impression of your neighborhood, and can ultimately factor into property values.
Getting your home in shape doesn’t have to break the bank. You can make a big difference using some tools you already have around the house. Here are 3 simple ways you can whip the exterior of your home into shape with a minimal investment of time and money:
- Landscaping Love – What is the best way to give potential buyers a fantastic first impression? Landscaping. Take a weekend to give your landscaping a little love. Seed those empty spots in your yard, add new mulch to the garden, pull those pesky weeds on the side of the house, and add a couple flower pots for some bursts of color. Trim your trees on a regular basis. Did you know with regular upkeep they will last longer and complement your home with healthy greenery? Give your home a little landscape love for a big impact.
- Touch Up Paint – You don’t have to give your home a complete color overhaul to breathe new life into it. Simply touch up areas that look faded, chipped or worn with a fresh coat of paint and it will look good as new.
- Change Your Perspective – Look at your home through the eyes of a first-time visitor. Replace burned out lightbulbs in exterior fixtures, remove clutter from the front yard like bikes, toys and empty flower pots, and make small additions that can add to its overall charm such as a front-door wreath or a welcome mat. It’s the details that make all the difference!
Want to learn more about how you can get your home ready to sell? Get in touch with us today and we’ll help you get your home ready to command top dollar.