Now that the warm weather is upon us, the exterior of a home is on full display to potential buyers. Here is our advice on a few small steps you can take to make sure your home “curb appeal” is at its best.
Spruce up the landscaping
The first thing potential buyers notice when they approach a home is the exterior. If your landscaping is overgrown and not maintained, it can hinder that “wow” moment. According to a 2019 study from HomeLight, a well landscaped home can sell anywhere between 1%-10% more than a home without landscaping. You can spruce up your simply by making sure your lawn is regularly maintained and mowed. Pruning your trees and bushes, along with adding some simple potted plants or planting some annuals are an inexpensive solution for showcasing your property.
Clean up the driveway/walkway
Much like the landscape, a driveway or walkway is an important part of a home’s curb appeal. If these spaces are dirty, cracked, or have weeds sprouting up through cracks and crevices, it might be harder for potential buyers to see the beauty underneath. Simple solutions can go a long way. Try power washing to make the pavement shine, or a simple driveway resealing will help clean up any cracks or stains without the cost of a complete repaving.
Outdoor Furniture goes a long way
Most potential buyers envision themselves with an outdoor living space, especially coming off the last few years; homeowners want a space where they can gather outside with family and friends. Staging some outdoor furniture goes a long way in the possible sale of your home. This allows potential buyers to see how they could utilize the space.
Not sure where to start? At Concierge Home Sales by the Kerzner Group, we provide a hands-on full-service “whole-istic” approach to preparing a home for market, including any preparation for the exterior of your home. As part of CHS’s commitment, we provide the resources you need to make sure your home has the ultimate curb appeal and underwrite the full staging costs, allowing our clients to receive the most significant rate of return.