The phrase “You only have one chance to make a good first impression” is never more true than when you are listing your home for sale. The front yard is a buyer’s first contact with your home and gives clues to whether or not your home is well maintained. Here are five ideas to help you boost your home’s curb appeal for a quick sale.
Make a Grand Entrance
In the early days of colonial Maryland, people would paint their front doors red to welcome traveling visitors. A bold colored front door adds charm and serves as a focal point. If association rules prevent you from painting your door a bold color, spruce it up by applying a coat of stain or paint, cleaning the windows and touching up the trim.
You can make decks, porches and brickwork look brand new with a simple deep clean. Power washing removes dust, dirt as well as the moss and mold than can build up on brickwork. Rent a power washer for the day or leave it to the pros.
Trim Up the Yard
Mowing and weeding are essential to keeping your yard in tip-top shape. You might also consider bringing in a landscape company for a more thorough once over. Experienced landscapers can give new life to your yard by trimming back trees, shrubs and adding seasonal plants.
Seal the Driveway
If weather and winter salt treatments have taken a toll on your driveway, now is the time to seal it. A couple of fresh coats of driveway sealant will hide imperfections and make your whole property look sharp and clean. Driveway sealing is another one of those messy projects you can leave to the experts.
Stage Outside Living Space
When staging your home it is important to accentuate the outdoor living ares was well as the inside. Adding potted plants, metal lanterns and a cafe table to front porch showcase it as an evening retreat from the day. Fill up that empty deck in the back yard with some beach inspired outdoor furniture.