Preparing to Sell: Curb Appeal with Great ROI

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Curb Appeal Tricks with Great ROI

When the time comes to sell your home, there’s some thought that goes in to improving certain aspects of your home before listing. But at the same time you don’t want to pour a bunch of money in to a house that you’re moving out of. It’s no secret that your home is judged on the outside first. Here are some curb appeal tricks that can increase the appearance of your home and assist you in getting a solid return on your investment.

5 Curb Appeal Tricks with Great ROI

Paint the Trim and Other Small Areas that Could Use a Touch Up – There are a lot of different costs to factor in when you’re selling your home, but keeping your out of pocket costs for beautification at a minimum when selling your home is important. Painting your home right before selling can cost you thousands, depending on the size of your home. So why spend the money if you don’t have to? Instead, consider painting the trim of the house and touching up any other areas that could use it. This small touch up is a great way to freshen up the look and feel of the exterior of the home, without having to repaint the whole home.

Create a Sitting Spot – A potential buyer is going to look at your home imagine themselves in it. So when you’re getting ready to sell your home, adding a sitting spot can be a great way to get those buyers to visualize themselves in your home and amplify the first look. If you have small porch, try adding a bench with some pillows to give the area a comfortable feel. If you have a bigger area to work with, a couple of chairs with a small table in between to gaze at the sunsets might be a better combination. Either way, a sitting spot is a fantastic way to add curb appeal to your home while keeping the spending at a minimum.

Trim the Hedges Blocking the View of the Home – Your home is on display during the selling process. The last thing you would want is for buyers to think that you’re trying to hide your home. It may seem like a small detail, but hedges that are too high or that appear unkempt can detract from the curb appeal of a home. Maintaining your hedges is a relatively inexpensive way to improve your home. 

Hide Your Clutter – There are a few aspects of every home that are not necessarily the most glamorous. The garbage, recycling and compost bins always need a place to go but are always the hardest to find a place for, so they end up on the side of the house. And the air conditioner is already on the side of the house. So how do you hide these ugly items so that buyers don’t have to look at them when viewing your home? Try planting a bush or shrubbery in front of the A/C to conceal it. You can also try adding potted plants or tiered planters in front of these areas as another way to hide your clutter.

Mail Box Makeover – The mailbox is a small detail, but one that can easily increase the curb appeal of your home. It’s one of the first things that a buyer sees when looking at your home and determining what their first impression. Even more, it can be made over at a low cost yet yield a high ROI. If your mail box could use a facelift, or doesn’t quite go with the theme of your home, it’s time for a new one. Spending an afternoon replacing your mailbox can make it seem like your home came right out of a luxury home catalog. Don’t underestimate the power a beautiful mailbox can have on the curb appeal of your home.

Sell Your Home in OC

Selling your home is a big decision, whether or not you decide to take on any projects in the home stretch of the listing process. Working with an experienced realtor will increase your chances of getting top dollar for your home. With over 30 years of real estate experience in the OC, I want to be the first person you call when selling your home. Contact me today to start the listing process and let me help you with a seamless selling experience.