First impressions are everything – especially when trying to sell your home. That’s why experts from home builders to real estate agents sing the praises of stellar curb appeal. Your Stephens agent will be happy to give you additional tips on how to put your home’s best foot forward. Here are a few tried and true ways to increase your home’s curb appeal:
Emphasize the front door. Painting the front door is a great way to freshen the look of your home. Paint is inexpensive and available in any color. You may want to choose an inviting color such as red or a trendy color such as aqua blue to give your home an updated look. Remember to buy enough paint to give the shutters a fresh coat also. Other fix-ups that won’t bust your budget: new porch lights, a new welcome mat, and shiny new house numbers.
Pretty-up the porch. Your entryway should be inviting. Dated and dirty concrete slabs can look like-new with special porch paint. Replace old or rotting wood surfaces. Consider composite materials which are compression-molded and create the look of wood without painting or staining. Add a wicker chair and a few potted plants to create instant curb appeal.
Landscape like a boss. Take a look at your home from the street and notice whether plants and flower beds need attention. Keep bushes and trees neatly trimmed, deadhead flowers and pull plants that are past season. Trim low hanging branches that may block a nice view of your home. Finally, add a fresh layer of mulch to cut down on weeds and provide a fresh look.
Refresh the roof. You may not think about your roof very often, but it’s an important part of your home’s appearance. If it’s dingy and streaked, a good cleaning, or possibly a roof replacement, will increase curb appeal tremendously.
Every home and every situation is unique. Talk to your Stephens agent about ways to make your home more attractive to prospective buyers. Call us at 785-841-4500 or Contact Us.