Curb side appeal is a fancy way to describing what people see when they look at your house from outside when they are driving or walking past. Having aesthetically pleasing curb side appeal makes a home look neat and tidy and also increases the chance of selling the home faster as it means more people will like the look of the home from the outside and will be intrigued to look inside. Improving your curb side appeal isn’t difficult but it is important to know what makes a house look nice on the outside and what you should do to make your house look as if it fits in to the surrounding neighbourhood.
So, how can you improve your curb side appeal?
- PAINT: Painting your property is a great way to make the outside look clean, new and modern. When it comes to painting the colour palette is huge! Typically, natural, muted colours are your best bet for exterior painting. Creams, browns and greys are great colours to paint your exterior. Making sure all the colours used match is a must as the first thing possible buyers will see is the colour of the property. While the colour of a property is not necessarily a make or break situation for most people, it is still in the seller’s best interest to make sure the exterior of the property colour is looking as best as it can.
- GARDEN: Having a clean and tidy garden is of utmost importance. Making sure all hedges are trimmed, flowers are in bloom and neat, leaves are scraped away and there are no toys in the garden is of utmost importance. Be it pet toys or children’s toys it is of utmost importance when selling that there are no toys on display. This includes swing sets, dog houses and food and water bowls. Having these out will separate the buyer from the property and reinforce that the is someone else’s.
- LAWN: Having a freshly mowed lawn is a must! Overgrown lawns make the space look as if it is unloved and abandoned. Ensuring a freshly cut, even lawn is an easy way to increase curb side appeal. Having patches of grass missing or a different colour makes the space look messy so it is important to try your best to cover these up!
- MAILBOX: Getting a new mailbox is an easy, cost effective way to make a massive difference to your curb side appeal. Mailboxes come in many different shapes and sizes so ensuring that your new mailbox fits in with the rest of the exterior is of utmost importance.