If you are looking at selling your home, it is very important to consider the way in which the outside of your house is presented. You want to ensure that your house looks nice and tidy from the outside as this is going to be people’s first impression of your home when they see it on the market, as well as when they come and view it. This is known as ‘curb appeal.’
This article will outline a few simple ways in which you can boost your home’s curb appeal before you put your house up for sale.
Have Your Roof Cleaned:
There are various professional roof cleaning companies which will be able to spruce up your roof and leave it looking as good as new.
Not only does having your roof cleaned boost the curb appeal of your home, it can also help protect the structure of your home. Having a roof free from algae and moss can prolong the life of your roof tiles. This is because moss and other growths can cause moisture to break away at the tiles which can lead to leaks and damage to the structure of your roof.
If someone is coming to view your home and they see that your roof is clean, not only does this look good, it can also prevent them from being concerned about the overall condition of the roof itself.
When it comes to having your roof cleaned, it is always best to pay a professional to do this. This will ensure it is done to a high standard and make sure that it is done safely.
Take Care Of Your Grass & Any Greenery:
There are various ways in which you can use greenery and your garden area to boost your curb appeal. This can include adding greenery to planters, window boxes and hanging baskets, or to even ensuring that your grass is well maintained.
A pretty plant arrangement can make your house appear more homely as well as adding character to your home. You want to ensure that if you are using flower boxes that the flowers are watered regularly and are alive. If you have any weeds, or dying flowers within these displays you should remove them as these can make them look neglected and messy.
When it comes to your grass you want to make sure that any grass at both the front and the back of the house is well maintained. Well maintained grass should be green, nicely trimmed and not overgrown and free from any fallen leaves and weeds. If you do not want to commit to grass maintenance, but still want to give the same look, there are various other options which you could consider investing in. These options include shrub beds or artificial grass.
Paint The Exterior Of Your Home:
When it comes to the paintwork of the exterior of your home you want to ensure that it is looking fresh if you are planning to put your house up for sale. Flaking paint and a chipped paintwork on your door are really not going to help with the curb appeal of your home and can potentially give people a reason to offer below your asking price. This is due to the fact that potential buyers can see this as additional work they need to carry out and in some cases invest additional money into.
In some cases when you buy a home it comes with a dull, brown door. This is fine, however sometimes a brightly coloured door is more appealing. If you do not want to splash out on a new door if you are just wanting to change the colour, you could just invest in some good quality paint to brighten up your current door.
When it comes to selling a house, first impressions are key. From the photos which are taken of the exterior of your home, to anyone who comes to view your home, the first thing people are going to see is the exterior of your home. You want to ensure that your house is well maintained and presentable as this will give the impression that the house is worth the asking price and will need little investment in regards to maintenance.