Summer is upon us, which means a lot of people have begun house hunting. It’s one of the most popular seasons for buying and selling which means you’ll have a lot of competition if you’re planning to list your home now.
To give your home an edge on the competition, you’ll want to make sure it is in its best shape possible. That starts with the curb appeal. It’s the first thing buyers see when they drive up and in some cases, buyers won’t even bother going inside if they aren’t impressed with what they see outside.
Make buyers feel welcome and excited to tour the rest of your home by implementing these smart summer curb appeal tips to sell your home faster.
Summer Curb Appeal Tips for Selling a Home
Pressure-washing does wonders for your home’s curb appeal. We always recommend pressure washing the driveway, walkways, and exterior of a home before putting it on the market because the elements can take their toll on it, especially during the summer. Even if you’ve only had the home for a few years, it will spruce it up and make it look even better. You can hire a company to take care of it for you or rent a pressure washer from a home improvement store to do it yourself.
Paint the front door
Changing the front door color to something eye-catching is a great way to make your home stand out from the rest. Red is our favorite choice because nothing draws you in quite like a red front door. However, consider the color of the home’s façade and choose something that will complement it. If you aren’t sure what to pick, we can give you advice with our Virtual Staging and Decorating service.
Add colorful plants
Colorful flowers always greatly enhance curb appeal because they are so appealing to the eye, especially during the summer when everything is fresh and vibrant. They make everything look brighter and more welcoming. Add some flowers to your landscaping to make your home pop from the street. You could also add some potted flowers to the front door area to make it even more inviting, and then you can take them with you when you move.
Buyers may drive by your home when it’s dark, whether it’s for a showing after work or to get a feel for the neighborhood at night, so it’s important to have lights in the front yard when it gets dark. Install lights up your driveway or at the very least along the walkway to give it some ambiance. If there are outlets for scones flanking the garage door, take advantage of them. If you want to take it a step further, add uplighting to the trees to really make your home stand out and look beautiful at night.
Spruce up the mailbox
A lot of homeowners forget about the mailbox, but it says something about the maintenance of your home, too. If it’s seen better days, spruce it up with a fresh coat of paint and make necessary repairs or replace it entirely. Plant some pretty flowers around it, too, to add yet more color and beauty to the curb appeal.