Top Ways to Boost Curb Appeal

Posted: November 01, 2018 by Jacobsen Homes
Top Ways to Boost Curb Appeal
There are many factors that go into the sale of your home. One consideration that should be on the top of your list is enhancing the appearance of your home’s exterior. By giving this boost to your curb appeal, you can maximize the value of your sale while also creating an inviting appearance for potential buyers. Don’t know how to get started? Our team has a few ways to help give your curb appeal the boost it needs when you are considering moving into a Jacobsen Home.

Paint or Replace the Front Door 
Why is the front door so important? It’s simple, the front door acts as the focal point of your home’s exterior. Rather than inviting potential buyers in through a cracked or chipped door, you can replace or re-paint the front door to make your home look newer. When choosing the color, be sure to find something that will make it pop while still matching the current paint scheme.

A common turnoff that buyers complain about is the landscaping. Bushes that are overgrown, weeds poking through, or long grass could dissuade a buyer from pursuing your home further. Before listing your home for sale, consider enlisting the help of professional lawncare company to let buyers know that you care.

Flower Boxes 
One very simple upgrade that you can make to boost curb appeal is to install flower boxes in front of your windows. Planting herbs or flowers along your windowsill will give the house a cheery and inviting feel. When choosing what to plant, consider something that will bloom in a color complementary to your home.

Upgrade the Mailbox 
Mailboxes are often overlooked when preparing a home for sale. But, while it may be something that goes unnoticed by you, it will likely catch your potential buyer’s attention. An old, battered mailbox should be swapped for a more modern one to add to your home’s curb appeal. And if you have the budget to accommodate it, a freestanding brick mailbox can give your exterior a more modern look.

Fresh Paint 
One of the most important updates you can make to your home’s exterior is the paint. Without an eye-catching color, likely buyers could keep driving by. To enhance the paintjob, it is recommended to find 3 colors that complement each other well for a unified look.

Plant a Tree 
Breathe some life into your home’s yard by planting a tree or two. Besides making your home feel more welcome, trees offer a beautiful pop of color and point of visual interest for the potential buyer.
When getting your home ready to sell, don’t forget about the curb appeal. By utilizing these steps, you can help ensure potential buyers will want to stop the car and come in for a tour.
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