First impressions matter, especially in a home. When you plant the For Sale sign in your front yard, it should be in such perfect order that you want to buy the house all over again.
There are many small, do-it-yourself projects you can do to increase your home’s curb appeal. And, you don’t need to break the bank doing them.
Update the Exterior Paint.
The outside of the home can easily become neglected. Repainting the front door, shutters, and trim can make your home brighter and even make the yard appear cleaner. You don’t need to pick an expensive paint, but make sure to pick a neutral color that is welcoming and not too bright.
Upgrade Your Mailbox.
A broken, stained, or old mailbox can make your home look neglected. The mailbox is a quick and inexpensive fix that can give the house look a little newer and cared for.
Install New House Numbers.
Hardware stores have house numbers in many colors and materials, and they even come in many fonts and sizes. The numbers don’t need to look fancy, but they can give the house an extra bit of character and they can give the buyer the image that the current homeowners are proud residents.
Plant a Tree.
Trees bring life and color to your yard. Research the future size of the tree, along with the color and whether the plant is native to your area. The tree you choose can give the home a solid anchor in the neighborhood and can even speak to the longevity of your home on the street.
Upgrade the Exterior Lighting.
Exterior lighting can become dirty and old very quickly. Bugs and dirt invade, and they end up looking neglected. Replace them and add some extra for decor, and your home will look brighter and more welcoming for prospective buyers. Lighting can also create the idea of a lifestyle or entertaining for prospective buyers.
Build Flower Boxes.
Flower boxes are inexpensive to install and add nice color to the front of your home. You can build them in front of windows or even along the edges of the back porch to create an extra splash of color. Plant some nice, inexpensive perennials that are easy to maintain and care for, and your potential buyers will appreciate the extra effort you put in to them.