Increasing curb appeal can be essential to selling your house. While this has always been true, it is even truer these days, when many people are driving past a home well before they consider touring it. If you are thinking of increasing your home’s curb appeal but are not sure where to start, check out these three areas of your home to focus on and then contact Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties for more tips on how to sell your home.
- Your Home’s Front Door
- Your Home’s Porch
- The Front Entryway
When it comes to return on your investment, the front door is at the front of the list. If you have an older door that is in need of repair or a fresh coat of paint, or you simply have a door that is generic and does nothing for or against your home, then updating your door to something new and bold can make a big difference. If you do not want to replace it entirely, simply painting it and adding new hardware can make a significant impact.
Whether your home has more of a stoop than a porch, or it has a full wraparound porch, it is important that you do not ignore this spot when you take on projects to improve your home’s curb appeal. Improvement ideas including adding new plants in pots, nurturing older plants back to health, sweeping the porch well, investing in a new welcome mat, and making repairs to any damage the railing has sustained. And, of course, you should mow the lawn.
Yes, curb appeal refers to what you can literally see from the curb, but we believe it extends to the interior of your home. Why? Because if you want to truly show off your home, you might have your front door open with a glass door showing off the entryway. Even if you cannot see it until you go into the home, it is likely to be the first place that buyers will see when they walk into your home.
To improve this space, walk into it and pretend you have never seen it before. Has it been used as a dumping ground for whatever you bring into the house? Get rid of clutter, find a better place for memorabilia, and get it organized. Décor can be as simple as a mirror and a piece of art.
These are just a few of the ways you can quickly and easily improve the curb appeal of your home. For more tips or to get help selling your home, contact Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties at 310-373-0021 right away.