As you work to sell your home, there are many things to think about. You have to find a new home, find the right seller’s agent, and get your home ready to sell. The good news is that Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices is here to help with all of that. Today we are going to discuss five ways to boost your home’s curb appeal that each cost less than $200.
1. Use a Pressure Washer to Clean Your Driveway
One of the first things many buyers notice about a home is its driveway. Do you want your potential buyers to think, “This is a lovely driveway,” or “I hope the rest of the house is in better shape than this driveway.” Obviously, you want them to think the former. While you may wish you could repave the driveway, a more affordable option is renting a pressure washer and cleaning the driveway down so that it is free from dirt, dust, grime, and algae.
2. Put Down Fresh Mulch and Easy-to-Care-for Plants
You don’t want to spend thousands of dollars re-landscaping your home just to sell it, but you do want potential buyers to like the landscaping. The answer is simple: Put down fresh mulch and plant a few easy-to-care-for plants. It will like tidy, fresh, and much more appealing than doing nothing.
3. Frame the Front Door
One of the best ways to instantly impress buyers is to add symmetry to your front door. You can add two planters, one on each side of the door, or sculptures – or anything else you want. Just make sure that whatever you frame the door with match with each other.
4. Paint Your Front Door
When you frame your door, now you’re going to see buyers’ eyes automatically go to it – and you want it to look great. This is smart as well because buyers often spend more time at the front door than any other single place in the home, as they wait for their buyer’s agent to get the key out. Bold front doors are particularly popular right now but you can also simply paint it white or another cozy color.
5. Buy a New Welcome Mat
You want buyers to be able to instantly imagine themselves living in your home and you ant them to feel that doing so would be cozy. A great way to do that is to have a new, beautiful welcome mat. It will make the place feel homier and will make them imagine coming home every day to a beautiful house.
These are just five ideas but there are many ways you can boost curb appeal. When you work with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, you can count on us to help you find the best ways for your unique property. Call us now at (310) 373-0021 to get started.