There are a lot of things to focus on when selling your home. Whether you’ve already bought the perfect home or you are still working on buying a home, you’ll also be worrying about how to sell your home for the best price in the shortest time possible. By focusing on the following simple tasks that can improve curb appeal, you could be making a huge difference.
Start by Cleaning Up
The simplest and easiest way to make a dramatic improvement in your home’s curb appeal is to take a weekend and clean up the exterior of your home. This should include things like trimming your bushes, sweeping, mowing your lawn, cleaning the driveway and sidewalk, washing the windows, and otherwise tidy up the exterior of your home.
Think about what makes your home unique or special. For example, if you have custom windows, install shutters to accentuate them. The same trick can be used if you want to showoff large windows, or if you want to add visual interest on the exterior of a home that is otherwise somewhat bland. We generally recommend choosing a color for your shutters that will pop against the color of your home.
Paint Accent Areas
There is no better way to instantly boost curb appear than with a fresh coat of paint. Of course, you don’t want to paint your entire home but by focusing on one or two essential areas, you can make a big difference. This might be the trim, the door, or the shutters. Find a gallon of paint for $20 – $30 grab a few paintbrushes, and you will be ready to get started.
Add New House Numbers
There are a few reasons that adding new house numbers is a good idea. First, it is a great way to make a house feel homier. Second, you want to make sure that potential buyers can easily find your home. You can find metal hose numbers for as little as a few dollars each. Just paint them, hang them, and enjoy the look. There are also many alternative ways to display house numbers, such as painting them on terra cotta planters, or on a front porch stair riser.
Contact an Experienced Real Estate Professional Today
There is no time to waste – if you need to sell your home then you need to talk to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. Through our unique resources like Sellers Advantage and home value reports, we can make each step of the process easier than you can imagine. Call us now at (310) 373-0021 and we will be delighted to get to work for you.