Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but curb appeal is a little more quantifiable. Most of the time, a buyer can glance at the front of a house and decide whether or not it feels like a potential home.
It is a worthwhile investment in time to improve the curb appeal of your home if you are trying to sell it. Consider painting at least part of your home’s exterior, and pay attention to the state of your lawn.
Deciding to paint
Painting your home will definitely increase the curb appeal, but this is a lot of work and can be quite expensive. You may find that it is not worth the time and money to paint the entire outside of your home if your goal is to sell.
However, this does not mean you should skip painting entirely. You may find that putting a few hours into the trim of your home will pay off in big curb appeal dividends for a comparatively smaller amount of work.
Keeping an eye on the lawn
You will want to ensure that you keep all shrubs clipped back and neat. They do not need to be perfectly manicured, but over-hanging greenery can give a sloppy impression. Additionally, make sure that the for-sale sign on your front lawn is in good condition. Even the sign contributes to the curb appeal!
Taking the time to edge your lawn and power-wash your front walk can also make a home look more inviting to buyers. Often, you can get a landscaping company to do this for you.