Selling your Home? Here are 3 ways to improve your home’s curb appeal!

You only have one opportunity to make a memorable first impression when having guests over at your home. Curb appeal is how your house appears from the road; although you should never judge a book by its cover, it can say a lot about your home. Curb appeal conveys to other potential buyers that you are a homeowner that takes considerable pride in your living space and proves you are willing to go the extra mile to make your home appear as elegant as you possibly can. It can also increase the value of your property. For those looking to sell their home and improve their curb appeal drastically, here are a few things you can do:

 

Prioritize A Clean Home 

 

First and foremost, you need to focus on your home’s exterior if you want to improve your curb appeal. One thing you should do is take care of dirt that has accumulated on the front & side of your home, as well as on your driveway; use a power washer to eradicate dirt and mud. Ensure that you have your windows washed, so they are shimmering and clear! If your roof is missing shingles or there are signs of buckling, be sure to invest in a new roof as it will improve your curb appeal as well as the energy efficiency of your home.

 

Focus on Your Landscaping

 

This step is unfortunately overlooked by many homeowners, which results in having significantly low curb appeal. It’s no surprise that taking adequate care of your lawn and shrubbery are important; unkempt grass and shrubs should be trimmed and should not obstruct entranceways into your home (i.e. the front door, garage door, etc.) Additionally, if your lawn is not taken proper care of (i.e. patches in your grass, growth of weeds), you should invest in lawn care services from a professional landscaping company to ensure your home’s curb appeal isn’t affected. Every lawn looks better with a big, healthy tree that is well-maintained. However, if your tree is too bushy, it is wise to trim it down as it could obstruct people from viewing your house.

 

Don’t Forget About Your Driveway

 

A damaged driveway or unfinished driveway needs to be addressed if you’re looking to improve your home’s curb appeal. Cracks, fractures, or missing pieces of concrete or asphalt are immediate eyesores that are identifiable from the road and prospective home buyers, making it a must-fix. If your driveway is damaged beyond repair, you may need to invest in a new one. A new driveway can reinvigorate life into your home’s appearance especially if you can choose the material of your preference.

DCR Phoenix Homes ensures all potential buyers get in touch with available homes that fit them and their needs. If you’re in the market for a home or looking to sell, contact Phoenix Homes today, our customer service representatives can’t wait to help you find your dream home.