Making sure your home has curb appeal can be one of the smartest things you do as a home seller. In real estate, an attractive exterior can make or break a home sale. The view of your home from the street is often the first impression potential buyers will have. If it’s not a good impression, they may turn away. A few simple tips can help you increase and maintain the curb appeal for your Colorado home!
So, we asked over 18,000 real estate agents what DIY projects home sellers can do to be sure their homes are swoon-worthy and maintain curb appeal. Here’s what they said:
Choose the Right Mulch
One of the least expensive options is the use of the right color of fresh mulch in flower beds, etc. Be careful before you choose the darker red color of mulch (bark) as that can actually be a distraction. Place a few plants in the planters etc. once the new mulch has been spread.
Maintain a Tidy Lawn
Keep yard watered, mowed, and neat. Make sure home is freshly painted.
Xeriscaping to Add Color
Simple zero- or xeri-scaping that is easily maintained and a pop of color at the front door
Cleaning up the planted areas and putting in seasonal flowers can make a huge difference. Obviously, if paint is needed it helps as well.
Fresh Paint and Doors
Replace the front door, garage door, paint the house, and do some simple landscaping.
Whether you are preparing to sell your house or simply want to take pride in your home, a few simple DIY steps can help build and maintain the curb appeal of your home. If you’re considering selling your home or are in the market for a new home, we encourage you to contact a local, experienced real estate agent. Your REALTOR® can provide valuable insight into what areas to focus on to create curb appeal for your home. They also have local knowledge and expertise to navigate you through the home buying and selling process.
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Originally published July 19, 2016 — Updated August 24, 2017