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Article by Sharon Wagner
If you’re hoping to sell your home in the near future, you’ll want to impress people with your listing photos as well as when they come to view the house. Curb appeal is the term used to describe the impression people get when they first see your home. Good curb appeal can increase the value of a property. So, if you’re looking to sell your home, the real estate professionals at Puttogo Global Group present some easy ways to cash in on great curb appeal!
Tackle Those Minor Repair Jobs
The minor problems you overlook when you’ve lived in a house for a while can stand out to prospective buyers. Small tasks such as replacing a worn-out doorknob, fixing and repainting a rickety-looking fence, or resealing windows are some of the best investments in terms of increasing the value of your home. These quick, easy jobs should be a priority.
Many of the above repairs are DIY jobs, but fixing damaged window seals may require the help of a professional. The exact price may vary depending on the size of the window and your location. Your real estate advisors at Puttogo can point you to contractors and handymen that have been vetted and recommended by them or by their clients. Simply reach out to them to obtain the contact information of plumbers, roofers, electricians, appliance repair companies and anything in between.
Whenever making repairs to your home, opt for fixes that boost its value. Be sure to document any work done by taking before-and-after pictures and keeping receipts.
Paint Goes a Long Way
Painting your home’s front door can increase the value of the property. If the current color isn’t quite your style, refresh it with something new. A cracked and peeling front door won’t make a good impression on people who come to view your property.
Power Washing Revitalizes Siding
Attractive exteriors are eye-catching and do a lot to attract prospective buyers. Standard siding can still be visually appealing if it’s clean and in a good state of repair.
If your siding is dirty, dull, or faded, consider power-washing or repainting it to make it look new again. A clean, bright exterior is more likely to appeal to buyers.
Tidy, Low-Maintenance Gardens Have Universal Appeal
Investing in landscaping can significantly increase the perceived value of your home. Large investments offer the biggest increases, but even small things such as a neat and tidy lawn, attractive fencing, and perennial plants can make your home stand out from others on the street.
Gardens that are simple to maintain can be particularly appealing to buyers. Professionals who are time-strapped may not want to invest a lot of effort into taking care of an elaborate floral display.
Don’t Neglect Your Home’s Interior
Photos of the exterior of your home may be the first thing prospective buyers see, but the interior is what seals the deal. Be sure to declutter and put some effort into staging your home for a quick sale.
Maximize Your Impact with Curb Appeal
To maximize your property’s curb appeal and get a quick sale, tackle any outstanding repairs, pressure-wash the exterior, and repaint any areas that look tired or worn. Consider bringing in contractors recommended on the FrontDoor app for windows or garden work, and be sure to stage the interior, too. And when you’re ready to list your property, contact the real estate professionals at Puttogo Global Group!