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Boost Your Curb Appeal Before You Put Your Home on the Market

Posted on 02/15/2019 in curb appeal

Are you thinking of putting your home on the market soon? It shouldn't come as a surprise that before you list your home that you will need to make it sparkle and shine. Prospective buyers will be coming through your home glancing in every nook and cranny to see the space your home has to offer them. But while many homeowners focus on the inside, you will want to freshen up the outside of your home too. The right curb appeal when you place your home on the market can help bring in more prospective buyers. Remax at the Beach has come up with a few inexpensive things you can do to help boost the curb appeal of your home. 

Make the Outside Shine

Whenever you have a home for sale on the market, you want to make sure that it has been cleaned. For many potential home buyers, they want to see your home sparkle and shine and making sure that your driveway is clean is a start. Over the years your driveway can become dirty from dirt, grass clippings and more. While repaving may seem like a good option for a few people, it's not necessary for most. Having someone come out and clean your driveway can sometimes be a little costly, but these days you can purchase a pressure washer for less than $200. You can use the pressure washer to clean the siding on your home and even the front porch. This can be a good investment for not only your current home but for your future home. 

Tidy up the Yard

While many potential homebuyers don't care about what the yard looks like, to many it does. If you haven't cleaned up the front flower beds or don't have any in front of your home, it's a must do. It can get pretty expensive to redo the landscaping, but we suggest only do a few things that will help with the curb appeal. We suggest that you do the work yourselves or ask a few friends to help. Put down some fresh mulch and add a few easy-to-care-for plants. If you aren't too sure which plants would work best for the southern climate, we can suggest a few for you. Crape Myrtles, Hydrangea, Canna and Peony are beautiful plants and work well in the south. 

Decorate the Front Porch

Another way that you can add to the curb appeal is by adding a few easy things to your front porch. Many potential homeowners are looking for a front porch that they can relax on year-round so having an inviting one will help. If your front porch is a little smaller than most, have no worries because you can add a few things to help make it seem larger. Add a few small planters by the front door or on the steps can help as well as adding a little pop of color. Change out a few of the light fixtures to help brighten up the porch, especially at night just in case they drive by your home at night. Add a few extra things such as a small bench or a few rocking chairs will help make the porch more welcoming and inviting. Add a new welcome mat and an elegant wreath to the front door for a warm welcome to all new potential buyers. 

Sleek Look for the Door

This happens to be a step that many homeowners may overlook when they freshen up their curb appeal, the front door. Adding a fresh coat of paint to yours is not only a cheap and easy trick, but it can transform the way your home looks. Buyers will often times wait outside of the home for a few minutes while their agent is getting the keys out of the lockbox, so they have time to look at the front door. We suggest putting on a coat of paint that will help warm up the home and entry way but will also add to the curb appeal of your home. You can never go wrong with a classic color such as red, black, gray or even a coastal color such as light green or light blue. If you’d like to add some new hardware onto your door that too can change the curb appeal as well. 

Spruce Up your Mailbox

One thing that you may not think could be important to your curb appeal is your mailbox, but we have to say it is. For many selling a home, a new mailbox or sprucing it up can be at the bottom of the to-do list. You don’t have to spend much money on getting a new one, but you could do a few things to help it out. Painting the mailbox and sealing the post could help with the weathering. Another thing you can do is add some plants around it to help bring in some extra color to that area.

While there are many other ways that you can help freshen up the curb appeal to your home, these are just a few that we thought you’d like. Seeing the results after you have completed the above can help you be able to add more curb appeal to your beautiful home for the new homeowners. If you are still searching for a new home in the Ocean Isle Beach area, please contact us today! We hope that you and your family will be able to sell your home and find a new home in the area.


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