Ready to sell your home or commercial property? If so, you’re likely making preparations for your home for the first showing or open house. You may be renting show furniture, hiring a cleaning crew to prep the home, or making minor improvements to ensure the home is sale-ready. However, how much time have you spent on the exterior to create a stunning first impression when potential buyers visit?
Curb appeal is just as important as interior design when it comes to selling your property. The exterior is what buyers will see first, and can make or break their opinions of your property. If you want to improve curb appeal for a faster and more lucrative sale, here’s what you need to do:
Declutter your yard.
As the homeowner, you likely had personalizations to your yard to make it homier. However, these personalizations can make it more difficult for potential buyers to envision their own lives inside the home. Before your first showing, be sure to hide or remove these items from the yard:
- Trash cans
- Kids’ toys and playsets
- Cars, bicycles, and other items in the garage
- Old patio furniture (anything that cannot be used for staging)
- Broken or personalized decor elements (such as signs with your name)
- Above-ground or kiddy pools
- Dying potted plants
Pressure wash the exterior.
Pressure washing makes any exterior surface instantly look better. You can pressure wash sidewalks, porches, fencing, and the exterior of the home itself, just not anywhere with caulking or shingles as this can lead to damage.
Invest in professional landscaping.
A manicured lawn will make your home look more impressive, so it’s not a bad idea to invest in professional help or at least some new greenery for your lawn. Resod areas of patchy grass, and tackle any weeds or overgrowth that will make your home look less than desirable.
Spruce up your front entrance and walkway.
Make the path to your front entrance look elegant with edging, a brick path, or some simple potted plants to make it look more inviting. You can also make your front entrance look warm and welcoming by adding a new doormat, painting the door, and cleaning any windows in or near the door.
Repair your fencing.
Fencing makes any yard look better, but only if it is well-maintained. Use this guide as a checklist for sprucing up your fence before showing, and call FloriFence for help if needed!
With a little TLC to your yard, your home will be ready for showing in no time. Contact FloriFence if you need help with fence repairs, or to replace old fencing before you sell.