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Looking to sell your home? Before you list, you'll want to make sure your home is looking its best for prospective buyers. Fortunately, there are a few simple and inexpensive steps you can take to boost your property's curb appeal, thus increasing your chances of making a quick sale.
1. Painting the Front Door
A fresh coat of paint can go a long way in improving the curb appeal of your home. Meanwhile, this quick project is as inexpensive as a can of paint, some painter's tape and a decent paintbrush. Consider making a statement with a bright and bold paint color—or go with something a little more traditional. It's up to you!
2. Weeding and Landscaping
A well-manicured lawn demonstrates to sellers that you care enough about the property to take care of its landscaping. Spending an afternoon pulling weeds, trimming overgrown shrubs and doing some basic landscaping can make all the difference with your curb appeal. You might even consider adding a few hanging floral baskets for an added pop of color.
3. Power Washing the Exterior
Over the years, your home's exterior has likely accumulated dirt and grime. A thorough power washing can truly restore the beauty of your home by removing years of caked-on debris and dirt. Whether your home's exterior is made of brick, stone or siding, scheduling a professional power washing before you list is a great idea. If you're up to the task, you could save even more money by renting a power washer at your local home improvement store and doing the job yourself.
4. Creating a Welcoming Entryway
When your home's entryway looks welcoming and inviting, it's easier for prospective homebuyers to envision themselves living in your house. There are plenty of small steps you can take to make things more inviting, such as adding a beautiful wreath to your front door. A nice welcome mat can also make a big difference. This is also a good time to make sure that any lighting on your front porch or entryway is functional, especially if you'll be scheduling any evening showings of your property.