First impressions are lasting. Some buyers won’t even look at the inside of a listing that doesn’t have good curb appeal.
In some areas, there are a lot of homes for sale. It’s important to make sure that buyers will be attracted to your home before they even walk through the front door.
Fortunately, exterior improvements needn’t be expensive. The improvements that yielded the highest return on the investment when sold were a new steel front door and a new garage door.
Sprucing up the front yard for sale needn’t be costly. Clean out weeds and dead plants. Add flowering plants for color and mulch to tidy up areas that aren’t heavily planted. Replace a lawn that has seen better days with less lawn and a border bed of flowering shrubs.
A deteriorated fence should be removed, repaired or replaced. Any peeling paint on the front walk, steps and house exterior and trim should be refreshed.
Most homeowners assume they’ll get their money back and more when they sell. In fact, most upgrade investments often don’t turn 100% of the amount invested, particularly in a down market.
A deck addition ranked high on the list of popular exterior improvements, it may be an essential enhancement if your home has no outdoor living space and all the homes for sale in your neighborhood do.
references: dian hymer, inman news, efrogpondinc, donsrealty.net