The spring real estate market is highly competitive, and our goal is to make your home stand out to potential buyers. You only have one chance to make a first impression, and that’s especially true of your home. But upping the curb appeal game doesn’t need to cost a fortune. Boosting your home's curb appeal also doesn’t necessarily require a major renovation or big landscaping changes. Sometimes, just a few tweaks and simple DIY projects can do the trick.
One of the easiest ways to make your house stand out on the block is to upgrade your old address numbers. Choose fresh, modern, easy-to-read numbers in a contrasting color that will help them pop against your home’s exterior.
Spruce up the front door with a welcoming wreath – eucalyptus is a perfect choice for spring and summer months! And while you’re at the front door, put down a fresh doormat that compliments the season. Maybe go with an unexpected mat shape, like round, with a splash of color added.
Landscaping is absolutely something that visitors take notice of, and the idea is to make a great and lasting impression. Prune shrubs and trees first, then clear all the debris off the lawn. Look for flat, brown or bare spots in the lawn and decide whether aerating the lawn is needed to perk it up and keep things neat in those heavy traffic areas. If there are trouble spots that need grass seed or fertilizer to spruce them up, get that done sooner rather than later.
Flowers, with all of the color options available, accent the front of your home. Even the most basic flower bed will look fantastic when properly edged. Clean lines and bold hues help boost your home’s entry. A well-tended mix of perennials and annuals will definitely enhance the property. Be sure to check plant labels so that they’re planted according to height and fullness!
Sources: www.homes.com, www.hgtv.com