It’s spring time y’all! And that means it’s time to give your home a little sprucing up in time for the warmer weather. These are also great tips if you are thinking about selling and want to ensure your home stands apart from the competition.
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Truth be told your home’s curb appeal can either make or break the sale of your home. I always say the work you do or don’t put into your home is either going to help you sell your home or sell your competition’s home.
When it comes to talking curb appeal updates, many sellers starting seeing dollar signs adding up. The great news is there are several things you can do to give your home a facelift without breaking the budget. Below are eight curb appeal updates that cost little to nothing to do.
#1 Update your hardware, lighting and house numbers.
If you’re still rocking the brass door knobs and light fixtures, you will either want purchase new ones or go grab some appropriate spray paint and paint them black.
#2 Depersonalized door mat.
If you have a personalized door mat that either has your name or first letter of your last name, you will want to swap that out for something else. If your working on a tight budget, there are several cute options at the Dollar Store.
#3 Add pops of color with flowers.
As my stager, Kim Pearse would say, you want a “shot of happy” on your front porch. The best way to do this is with flowers. You will want to stay away from the deep hues like dark red or dark purple.
#4 Upgrade or paint the mailbox.
If your mailbox looks rundown, you’re going to want to bring it back to life. Just make sure you check your HOA rules before making any drastic changes.
#5 Make sure you can actually see the house!
Take inventory of the trees. If buyers can’t see your house, they won’t buy your house. Yes, while taking trees out can be expense, see if you can limb them up, which means trimming up the limbs until you can see the house.
#6. Mulch and landscaping.
This will make a big impact on your curb appeal. You’re mulch should match your roof color. But when in doubt, black mulch is the way to go.
#7. Wash the windows!
You would not believe how much of a difference this makes. Be sure to wash them inside and out. You can also remove the screens on the front of the house. This will give the home a facelift and lighten any dark rooms.
#8 Remove lawn art & dead plants.
When potential buyers first arrive at your home, you want to draw attention to your front door, not the moss covered lawn art or dead plants in the mulch.
Looking for more Spring Home To-Do’s? Check out my Spring Time To Do List.