Selling a house requires much more than just price your house lower than the other guy on the block. Curb appeal, or the first impression that people see when they pass by your home, is extremely important in selling your house and getting the most money for it. If you’re on a budget, you might think that it’s going to be hard to make your house attractive enough to sell. But, there are some very inexpensive ways in which you can make this happen!Most potential buyers will shop online and put a list together of houses they want to look at before even going outside. You want to be sure that this first impression that they get on the web is one that will make them want to see more! Great photos are one way that you can do this! Make sure that you photograph the outside of the house from a good angle so you make it look larger, not smaller. Make sure you have the proper lighting to shoot photos of the house’s interior, so each room looks well lit, but the sun isn’t casting glare on your photos. Also ensure that you take photos that highlight the best features of your house, and that these features are clean and tidy in the photo. Don’t take a photo of your charming front porch if its piled up with bikes or shoes, and don’t take a photo of your kitchen if there are dirty dishes in the sink! Taking the right photos will make buyer’s first impressions better.
You might not pay much attention to your house’s roof. However, potential buyers might; especially if they bring a real estate agent. Buyers will definitely notice things that you think might not be a huge deal. Check for streaks, stains, missing shingles, and other problems on your roof. If necessary, try to fix them.
One feature that you might not realize has a big effect on curb appeal is your house’s street number. For starters, a hidden or dull street number might ensure that buyers drive right past your house. Additionally, buyers want to see that every part of your house is excellent and of high quality. Replacing your house’s numbers, or even just scrubbing them and making them shiny and sleek, doesn’t cost much, and is a great way to improve curb appeal.
Buyers want to see tidy and sparkling clean homes. It might cost a lot to have a professional do it, but you can rent a pressure washer yourself and power wash your deck and dirty siding. This makes your house more attractive, and makes it have a clean and welcoming appearance.
Lastly, landscaping and plants can also have an affect on curb appeal. If you can, you might want to make sure that your front yard is landscaped well. If this is too costly, don’t worry! You can also use potted plants, spruced up gardens, and even some window plants to make a big difference in the appearance of your home.